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  • Physical activity is not just structured exercise and it doesn’t have to be gruelling. Any activity that works the major muscle groups, such as walking, gardening and even washing the car, is usually demanding enough to offer health benefits.
  • Any physical activity is better than no physical activity – you should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days.
  • If you have a medical condition, are overweight, are over 40 years of age, have been inactive for a long time, or just don’t know where to start, consult your doctor for a check-up and to discuss your options before increasing your level of physical activity.

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Reviewed on: 30-06-2015