The simple answer is a resounding YES, in fact adults should do a minimum of
- 150 minutes moderate -intensity exercise, e.g. walking, tennis, cycling and swimming
- 75 minutes vigorous exercise, such as running, football or rugby
The benefits of exercise:
- Helps you control your weight.
- Reduce your risk of heart diseases.
- Helps your body manage blood sugar and insulin levels
- Helps you quit smoking.
- Improve your mental health and mood.
- Helps keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age.
- Strengthens your bones and muscles.
- Reduces your risk of some cancers
- Reduces your risk of falls
- Improve your sleep
- Increase your chances of living longer.
Physical activity can reduce your risk of dying early from the leading causes of death, like heart disease, stroke and some cancers.