What if I’m not currently physically active?

Even small increases in light to moderate activity will improve your health if you are not currently active. It is important to start slowly and check with your doctor before getting started. For people who are inactive or who have a chronic disease, try starting with 5 minutes a day and find something you like to do. Then gradually increase your activity level.

Above all, find something that you enjoy doing and stick with it!

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1. What diseases can regular physical activity can help prevent and/or manage?
2. What are other benefits of regular physical activity?
3. How much physical activity does a person need?
4. What is considered moderate physical activity?
5. What if I’m not currently physically active?