Physical activity is anything that gets you moving, makes your breathing become quicker, and your heart beat faster.
Being active is a great way to help you lead a healthier and happier life. It is important for:
healthy growth and development reducing the risk of major illnesses and increasing your chances of living longer.
The saying 'no pain, no gain' is a myth. Some activity is better than none, and more is better than a little, but you don’t have to exercise to the point of being in pain to get a health benefit.
Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, preferably all, days of the week (Moderate-intensity physical activity is an activity that is energetic and raises your heart rate but doesn't make you too breathless, such as fast walking).