We all have to start somewhere
If we are going to change our attitude to physical activity then it needs to become a natural and important part of our lives, not something else for us to find the time to do. For some people this will mean heading to the gym, but for others it may include walking more, dancing, gardening, following keep fit videos at home, cycling, martial arts or even rock climbing. Physical activity can be described as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure.
We all know that exercise works. Research has proved time and time again that being active at what ever level is good for our health. It improves our lung capacity, strengthens muscles, including our heart and breathing muscles. Getting breathless when we exercise can actually be good for us. Physical activity also has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. It is known that even a short burst of 10 minutes brisk walking increases mental alertness, energy and positive mood states.