“Activity may not add years to your life (it might) but it will certainly add life to your years.”

From “Choose Health: Be Active. A physical activity guide for older Australians.” An initiative of the Australian Government in association with Sports Medicine Australia.

Why is physical activity important?

It makes you look and feel better

  • Gives you more energy
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Helps you relax
  • Helps you to meet people and make friends
  • Is fun
  • Tones your body

It is good for your mind

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves self confidence
  • Reduces feelings of sadness

It is good for your body

  • Helps to control
    • weight (and reduce body fat)
    • blood pressure
    • cholesterol
    • diabetes
    • bone and joint problems (eg, arthritis)
  • Reduces the risk of
    • heart disease
    • stroke
    • some cancers
  • Helps to manage pain
  • Helps to maintain and increase joint movement
  • Helps to prevent falls and injury

For more information about achieving sufficient physical activity for good health as you age visit www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/phd-physical-choose-health

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