When it comes to healthy living, the good news is that as soon as you begin regular physical activity you'll feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle immediately!
Evidence shows that active people have:
- A longer life
- Less risk of developing many diseases
- Less anxiety and depression
- Less stress - physical activity helps people relax
- Greater ability to function at work and home
- Improved sleep
- Better maintenance of a healthy weight
- Increased social opportunities - you meet more people and develop friends.
As you can see, healthy living provides a great many benefits, so there's no reason to put off that healthier lifestyle any longer. Getting physical activity into your daily routine, combined with healthy eating, is the best way to get those short and long term benefits into your life.
This physical activity information shows there's a great many advantages to being physically active and leading a healthier lifestyle. However, these healthy living facts don't just apply to adults, but to children who don't adopt a healthier lifestyle too.
In North Lincolnshire there are a variety of physical activity options that people of all ages and abilities can be involved in:
Leisure Centres - Across five sites, providing a range of exercise and sports activities for adults and children
Walking the Way to Health - Free group walks taking place across North Lincolnshire with trained volunteers leading
Sport and Physical activity directory - A comprehensive A-Z guide of activities across North Lincolnshire, including anything from Archery to Yoga
Street Sport - An initiative in North Lincolnshire for young people, where mobile sports leaders bring street sport directly into communities.
Fit For Football - An award winning partnership that promotes healthier lifestyles for young people through fun and exciting games and activities.