Physical inactivity

Physical Activity

Are you physically active every day? Recent research indicates that “sitting is the new smoking” and being physically inactive can double your risk of having heart disease.

To maintain health and reduce your risk of health problems, it is recommended that you engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days. Being active in small ways throughout the day can make a big difference. If you’re finding it hard to fit in 30 minutes of continuous activity in your day, try exercising in 10-minute bouts three times a day. This has shown to be as effective as 30 minutes of continuous exercise.

 

Benefits of physical activity:

  • Reduced risk of heart attack
  • Manage your weight better
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved mood and sleep
  • Stronger bones, muscles and joints
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
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