There is a growing understanding in the community that physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Ideally, people should be physically active everyday. Regular physical activity of moderate intensity is effective in reducing the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and some forms of cancer. Additionally, physical activity provides benefits in the management of depression and anxiety, increases mental alertness and enhances self-esteem.
The reason most people cite as to why they are not more physically active is ‘lack of time’. Another key to finding time is to reduce the amount of time spent doing things that are inactive. Take a look at what you do during a normal day. Are you sitting when you could be moving around?
Here are some tips that will make your routine more active:
Whether you plan a set activity routine or find ways to be more active during your day, the most important thing is to get more active everyday. And it’s never too late to start.
For information on Getting Active please check out the following sections on our website:
Active at Work and Push Play
Westie at Heart
Active Waitakere-Move It
Clubs, Sports and Volunteers
If you would like more information please contact:
Emma Haigh, Active Communities Advisor
DDI: 09 966 3120 email: firstname.lastname@example.org