Exercise is integral to a healthy lifestyle. It is important to practice the correct level of physical activity in order to prevent any dangerous changes in the metabolism of the cells in your body. Exercise well and embrace an active lifestyle.

Embracing an active lifestyle


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Partaking in regular exercise helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to stay in good shape. To reduce the risk of illness, it is important to embrace an active lifestyle. Find below some tips for a healthy body: 

  • Participating in intentional exercise can have health benefits. Sedentary activities, such as TV viewing, computer use and sitting, should be limited.
  • Adults should do a minimum of 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity or 1.25 hours of vigorous-intensity physical activity throughout the week.
  • Children and adolescents should do a minimum of 1 hour of moderate- or vigorous-intensity activity every day, with vigorous-intensity activity taking place for a minimum of 3 days every week.


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