Along with healthy eating and good sleep patterns, physical activity is a vital part of keeping our bodies fit and strong. It keeps our energy levels up, helps reduce stress levels and keeps us feeling good.
We are all spending much more time sitting these days. We work and play in seats more than ever before. Many jobs are now desk jobs, replacing physical labour. And TV, video games and DVDs have become a big part of people's spare time.
So exercise is not a part of daily life like it used to be. We now have to make an effort and factor exercise into our lives. But it doesn't have to be a chore or cost money, exercise should be fun and it can be included into your normal day.
Remember.... any movement is an improvement!