Moving more and living an active life is important to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Staying active is proven to help prevent and treat diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer.
It also helps to prevent hypertension, being overweight, obesity and can improve mental health, quality of life and well-being. Being active also helps people to maintain healthy sleeping habits.
There are also many social benefits from being active – through meeting new friends, getting out and about, improvements in self esteem and confidence.
For those still in full-time education, it is proven being active improves academic outcomes and young people who start being active are more likely to sustain active lives as adults.
Being active for health doesn’t require you to run marathons or play a competitive sport. The most important thing is that you’re staying active. Movemore.je has lots of helpful tips you can build into your day that make active living a habit, not a chore.
When you take a call on your mobile phone, walk around the house, the office or the street whilst on the call. If it’s your mum that could get a few minutes done!