Benefits of Activity vs Risks of Inactivity

 What are the Benefits of Being Active?

The following are benefits you will receive from incorporating even a minimal level of activity into your daily routine.

  • Better overall health
  • Improved fitness
  • Improved posture and balance
  • Improved self esteem
  • Weight control
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Increased levels of energy
  • Relaxation and reduced stress
  • Continued independent living in later life


What are the Health Risks of Inactivity?

  • Premature death
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Adult on set diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Colon Cancer


Source – Canada’s Physical Activity Guide

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