Exercise and getting active

What being active can do for you

Doing something active is an opportunity to improve your health and lead a happier life. How much you move each day can have a big impact on how you feel inside and out. Try to fit 60 minutes of exercise into your day and you’ll:

  • feel more energetic
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • be less stressed
  • have stronger bones and muscles
  • learn how to be a team player and learn leadership skills
  • meet new friends
  • improve your flexibility and coordination
  • improve your concentration and do better at school, university or at work
  • believe in yourself and be more confident
  • improve your fitness
  • improve your posture
  • be more relaxed
  • be protected from heart disease
  • reduce your blood pressure
  • reduce your risk of stroke
  • reduce your risk of developing diabetes
  • sleep better
  • boost your immune system
  • start good habits that will serve you well throughout your life.

Exercise is one of the ways your body gets rid of toxins. It also helps produce sebum, your skin’s natural moisturiser. The increase in blood flow helps transport oxygen and vital nutrients to your skin, which gives your skin its healthy glow.

Ideas to get you active

Don’t be afraid to try something new or different—it might just be your thing! Physical activity isn’t just about sport, it’s about feeling good, being healthy and expressing yourself.

You don’t have to be the best, you just have to have fun! Why not try:

Help available for getting active

You can get active through the following events, programs and facilities:

Staying safe when active

While being active you should:

  • drink water before, during and after the activity
  • wear a broad brim hat, clothing to protect your skin, and sunscreen
  • wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun
  • wear safety equipment, like a helmet (e.g. when bike riding or skateboarding)
  • play in the shade
  • avoid too much activity during the hottest part of the day between 10am and 3pm.

Find out more about sun safety.

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