We all strive to be more active in our everyday life, but with busy jobs and hectic schedules, exercise can easily fall to the bottom of the priority list. More than two thirds of Greater Manchester residents say they want to be more active than they already are and Public Health England estimates that more than four in 10 people do not do enough physical activity to achieve good health. A new campaign called That Counts! is on a mission to help get two million people in Greater Manchester moving by 2021. From Salford to Stockport, Tameside to Trafford and everywhere in between, the campaign hopes to encourage a more active lifestyle among residents by sharing easy ways to fit activity into everyday life. The benefits of exercise are undeniable, helping to keep bodies strong and flexible as they age, and reducing the risk of serious health conditions and life limiting diseases. It has also been proven to help alleviate conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety. In children, moving more helps them to develop healthily, supporting bone and muscle growth, while helping with balance and co-ordination. But how much do we really need to do to see the benefits?… Read full this story
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