Regular sport and being more physically active offers a number of health-related benefits, including:
- making you feel more energetic
- making you feel better about yourself
- provide a great deal of enjoyment
You can increase your level of activity just by:
- walking more rather than using the car or taking a bus
- doing more activities around the home and garden and putting a bit more physical effort into doing them
- getting involved in a regular activity you particularly enjoy, such as dancing or a leisurely swim
Is being active for me?
You don't have to do an exhausting work-out, or be an Olympic athlete to be active.
You will improve your health by building up to half an hour of moderate activity - such as a brisk walk - each day.
Do activities that you enjoy and can make a regular part of your life.
There are a range of sporting and leisure activities in most areas - look in your phonebook or visit your local leisure centre or library.
You can get a range of information on keeping fit and healthy from Fitness NI.
- telephone: 028 9070 4080
- Fitness Northern Ireland website
Sport and fitness in Northern Ireland
If you want to know more about sporting opportunities that may suit you, contact Sport NI. They can put you in touch with the sports organisations and people in your area who can tell you about learning, improving and taking part in sport.
- telephone: 028 9038 1222
- Sport Northern Ireland