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Regular Physical Activity – It’s Never Too Late to Start

Improve Balance Using AircyleEven gentle exercise helps improve our wellbeing.Regular physical activity doesn’t mean exercising to become an Olympic athlete!

However, it’s never too late to start increasing your level of physical activity. With few exceptions, even if you’re disabled or injured you can still improve your level of fitness. Once you get going, you’ll be amazed how quickly those excuses fade away!

The best sort of physical activity is something of the equivalent effort of walking briskly for 30 minutes on most days of the week. This does not have to be in one 30 minute block. Shorter amounts (eg: 5 or 10 minute blocks that all add up to at least 30 minutes daily) work too.

Getting started

Increasing your level of physical activity all starts with the single steps you take each day. Taking that first step can be difficult. Maybe you’ve never been active. Maybe you used to be but over the years you’ve stopped. We all have our reasons for being inactive. We may think we are:

  • Too old
  • Too overweight
  • Too weak
  • Too sick
  • Too busy
  • Too tired
  • Too discouraged

But it’s never too late to start caring for ourselves in this way!

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