May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and a great time to encourage people of all ages to GET ACTIVE!
Regular physical activity is good for your health. People of all ages and body types should try to include physical activity in their week. Just 2.5 hours of activity each week can add over 3 years to your life!
In children, physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health.
For adults, activity can reduce the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
Physical activity in older adults can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive function.