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 reduces your risk of a range of health conditions, and helps you manage the ones you already have.
It doesn’t have to be half an hour at the gym – physical activity includes:
- sport and recreation (structured and unstructured)
- active transport (eg, walking to the shops, cycling to work or school)
- a physical job.
Remember: Even small increases in physical activity can improve your health. It’s never too early or late to start.
Need help to get active? Find out how a Green Prescription can help.
Activity levels in NZ
Check out our physical activity data and stats.
Links to resources and organisations that can help you be more active.