Topic 1.1.1: Healthy, active lifestyles and how they could benefit you
Students should be able to:
1. Explain what constitutes a healthy, active lifestyle
2. Classify the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle as social, physical or mental
3. Describe how physical activity can:
4. Explain how participation in physical activity can stimulate:
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It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some. Its name? Exercise.
Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. People who lead an active life are more likely to live longer and less likely to develop serious diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Exercise not only makes you physically fitter, it also improves your mental health and general sense of wellbeing.