Benefits of exercise
Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. People who lead an active life are less likely to get ill and more likely to live longer. Exercise not only makes you physically fitter, it also improves your mental health and general sense of wellbeing.
It’s important that physical activity is a part of life for children, adults and older people.
It doesn’t have to be a vigorous workout – you can find ways to fit being active into your daily routine, such as walking.
If you have never done exercise or haven’t done any for a while, it’s easy to get started.
Physical activity is key for maintaining a healthy body weight and it’s even beneficial during pregnancy.
However, make sure you take steps to stay injury free and remember that nutrition and hydration also play an important role.
Eating the correct nutrients provides the fuel you need to exercise and drinking fluids helps to prevent dehydration.