Physical activity

Everyone needs to be active and eat well to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It increases your quality of life and your sense of wellbeing.

Physical activity can reduce your risk of a range of health conditions, and helps you manage the ones you already have.

Remember: Even small increases in physical activity can produce measurable health benefits. It’s never too early or late to start.

Photo of three trampers up in the high country. Physical activity includes:

  • sport and recreation (structured and unstructured)
  • gardening
  • housework
  • active transport (eg, walking to the shops, cycling to work or school)
  • a physical job.

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