Why is being physically active important for my health?

  • Physical activity can reduce the risk of hip fractures by 68%, depression by 30%, cardiovascular disease by 35%, Type 2 diabetes by 40% and joint and back pain by 25%*
  • Being active can help to reduce common symptoms and side-effects from treatment, such as fatigue and pain
  • Staying active can help you feel less stressed and lift your spirits if you’re feeling low. It can also help you to feel more in control, because it feels like you are doing something positive for yourself.
  • Physical activity is often safe to do during or after treatment and is unlikely to do you any harm. If you are worried about how much to do, start slowly and build up gradually. Even a little physical activity is better than none at all.

*Ref first point - where is this from? Link?