How can I be more physically active?

Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. People who lead an active life are more likely to live longer and less likely to develop serious diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Physical activity can ease the symptoms of certain long-term health conditions and helps to reduce anxiety and lowers your risk of other mental health conditions.

Physical activity in childhood has a number of benefits.  It stimulates the development of muscles, bones and joints as well as the heart and lungs. Physical activity helps children maintain a healthy weight and gives them an opportunity to interact with other people and make friends.