Physical Activity

Regular physical activity should be part of your lifestyle. Being active for at least 30 minutes on 5 days of the week can help us to be healthier in both body and mind. Children and youths should be active for at least 60 minutes everyday.

The benefits will not only last you a lifetime but add up to a better quality of life involving:

  • Greater confidence and self-awareness
  • Improved overall fitness and energy levels
  • Greater social contact and interaction
  • Increased ability to deal with stress
  • Greater sense of relaxation and well-being
  • Prolongs independence as we get older
  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improved self-esteem and self-image
  • Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Physically active play develops motor and social skills, intellectual capacities and concepts, and creativity.



The one-stop shop for physical activity information. The aim is to encourage people to become more physically active by creating awareness of the opportunities for physical activity at local, regional and national levels. The website also contains lots of information on physical activity: the benefits, how to get started, tips to stay motivated etc.

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Keep kids fit the easy way with an hour’s activity every day.





Physical Activity tips for Children and what YOU can do to help.

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