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The government recommends we do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity (such as brisk walking) at least five days a week. Only 37% of men and 25% of women are currently managing this. So why not start using a pedometer and try to walk 10000 steps everyday.
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The following links will also help you to keep active
British Heart Foundation - Physical Activity and the Heart
British Heart Foundation - Get Active
Exercise - an Investment in Health
Physical inactivity has been linked to an increased risk of some types of cancers Physical activity, exercise and cancer
(Stein and Colditz, 2004) (for instance bowel and breast cancer), and other health problems including diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease, whereas high levels of activity reduces the risk of some cancers (Vainio and Bianchini, 2002)

Physical activity helps some common mental health problemsThe Mind guide to physical activity Recent evidence suggests that during exercise the chemical phenylethylamine is produced. This may help explain why exercise can have an antidepressant effect on those suffering from depression.
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