Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It reduces your risk of lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, helps to prevent unhealthy weight gain and improves mental wellbeing. Physical activity also builds strong bones and muscles.
For information on the Australian physical activity recommendations, read the Department of Health’s National Physical Activity Guidelines.
Workplaces play an important role in promoting physical activity by supporting workers to be physically active before, during and after work hours. The Get Healthy at Work online Action Planner can help you find the right approach for promoting physical activity in your workplace.