Why is physical activity important?

Physical activity helps you to:

  • Kayak Active LivingHave more energy and experience less stress
  • Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Sleep more soundly
  • Boost your immunity (less likely to get sick)
  • Reduce headaches, heartburn, and snoring
  • Lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart-attack, stroke, and cancer
  • Reduce arthritis pain, osteoporosis and back pain
  • Lose fat, gain muscle, and keep extra weight off
  • Strengthen your bones/joints
  • Improve balance/agility
  • Enjoy life more!

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1. Why is physical activity important?
2. What do you choose?
3. How much physical activity do I need?
4. What is the difference between moderate and vigorous intensity?
5. How do I know if I’m working out at the right intensity?
6. What about my children?
7. How do I limit screen time?