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Keeping active

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 cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness; and are more likely to achieve weight maintenance and have a healthier body mass and composition (4).

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Recommended levels

Recommended levels

When it comes to our overall health, diet is only half the story. The other critical part is keeping active.

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Easy ways to burn calories

Easy ways to burn calories

We know that exercise is good for us – being more active not only improves our health but can also support our overall wellbeing and quality of life!

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Activity ideas for all the family

Activity ideas for all the family

A fun day out is a great way to get the whole family active. But sometimes finding something everyone will like can be a challenge!

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Fitness and wellbeing apps

Fitness and wellbeing apps

The ways we can get active and look after our wellbeing are wide ranging, engaging and, importantly, can be fun!

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