Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (3). So, as well as following a balanced diet, keeping active plays a crucial role in promoting overall health.
As referenced by the World Health Organization, evidence suggests that active men and women (compared to less active individuals) have a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, colon and breast cancer and depression. Individuals are likely to have less risk of hip or vertebral fracture; exhibit a higher level of cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness; and are more likely to achieve weight maintenance and have a healthier body mass and composition (4).
In Spain, the Ministry of Health, through the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition, has developed a programme to promote a healthy diet and regular physical activity and sport, and prevent obesity, especially among children and youth.Read more
Activity ideas for all the family
If your family loves gaming, why not check out some of our favourite picks to get all the family moving and make screen time worth it. Who says exercise can’t be fun!Read more