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Step up to a Healthier You with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Physical Activity

Benefits of Physical Activity

There are so many benefits to being physically active on a regular basis. These include: continued independent living, better physical and mental health, improved quality of life, more energy, move with fewer aches and pains, better posture and balance, improved self-esteem, weight maintenance, stronger muscles and bones, relaxation and reduced stress.

An Elderly Couple Walking

Not convinced yet? There are many health risks associated with not being active. These include: heart disease, falls and injuries, obesity, high blood pressure, adult-onset diabetes [Type 2], osteoporosis, stroke, depression, colon cancer and premature death.

Regular physical activity strengthens your heart, lungs and circulatory system, thereby reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

All of these conditions have the potential to become life threatening. Taking steps now to increase your physical activity level, in a safe and sensible way, can literally save your life.