Being active has lots of benefits for your body. As well as lowering your risk of developing serious health problems, such as heart disease and type-2 diabetes in later life, being active helps keep your heart healthy, your muscles, bones and joints strong and can improve your balance.
Getting some physical activity each day can also help prevent depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. It can help you get a good night's sleep, which lets your brain rest and recharge.
It's easier than you think to make improvements to your levels of physical activity. Start small and then build up gradually - just 10 minutes at a time can make a real difference. Visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou/moving to find out more and discover some small lifestyle changes you can make today to benefit your health in the long term.