Exercising is vital to staying healthy and looking after your body. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke,diabetes and cancer by up to 50%, and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
Exercise is good for mental as well as physical well-being. Regular exercise can help to reduce the effects of anxiety and depression.
No matter what your age, ability or level of fitness, there’s an exercise activity for you – whether it’s walking in a park or nature reserve, playing team sports like bowls or football, lifting weights in the gym, joining in a dance or aerobics class, or doing light exercises designed especially for people with health problems. You can do a little or a lot.
Exercise is often free and easy to do, and can have immediate benefits.