Physical Activity


On average, physically active people outlive those who are inactive. Even small increases in light to moderate activity will improve your health if you are not currently active. It is important to start slowly and check with your doctor before getting started.

Some of the benefits of physical activity:

  • Prevent chronic disease
  • Manage symptoms of chronic disease
  • Improve quality of life
  • Maintain proper body weight
  • Improve strength and flexibility
  • Increase energy
  • Improve balance
  • Improve sleep
  • Prevent falls and fractures
  • Maintain a greater sense of well-being
Some diseases regular physical activity can help prevent and/or manage:
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Some cancers
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression and anxiety
Resources to increase physical activity:
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