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Physical activity is about getting people moving, and is a key part of keeping your body healthy.

A lot of people don’t get the exercise that they need. Being active means you aren’t sitting around or lying down so much.It’s something that you can do without any cost, and your phone or tablet will be there when you get back!

Top tip

“Join a team sport to stay fit and make new friends. Many activities are free for children and young people. Your school or local council website can be a good place to search.” Screen Savers

Pick Your Exercise

What you do will depend on what you feel comfortable with. Exercise can mean not sitting in the same position all the time. Or it could be dancing to your favourite song, going running or playing a sport. A combination of physical activity is best if you can.

Happy and Healthy

Experts say that no matter what age you are, exercise is good for you. For a start, it can lower your chances of being ill as the muscles in your body get stronger. Your confidence could improve as well, because you’ll feel healthier. 

Exercising has been shown to leave you feeling much happier. It can help stop you feeling stressed, anxious, or angry. You may feel tired after exercise, but you’ll feel much better for it.

Physical activity can help you to fall asleep faster, and have a much better sleep. Your body will be naturally tired, and need the rest. This will leave you feeling great the next day after a good night of sleep.

The Importance of Physical Activity

The Importance of Physical Activity


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