Physical activity

Physical activity is healthy. You do not always need to complete an intense workout. Walking, taking the stairs, and cycling are all convenient, excellent ways to get moving.

Why is physical activity good for you?

Physical activity is not just good for your weight. It also benefits your immune system, your physical condition, and the development of your body. The variety of hormones that your body creates during exercise make you feel more comfortable.

How much physical activity do you need?

The Health Council recommends at least one hour of moderate to intense physical activity per day in order to stay healthy. Walking, cycling, skating, and working out are all good examples. Simple everyday tasks, such as grocery shopping, mowing the lawn, and washing the car, are effective as well. It is also a good idea to do muscle and bone-building activities three times a week. has more information about these activities.