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Dr Ruth Hussey

Dr Ruth Hussey

Former Chief Medical Officer, Wales

We all know that physical activity has many benefits ranging from physical health benefits to having more energy and feeling more positive.

Now, in the New Year, is an ideal time to get motivated again and doing something active in our leisure rather than spend time on our computers or in front of the television.

Even small increases in physical activity are associated with some protection against chronic diseases and an improved quality of life.

Whatever our age, there is good scientific evidence that being physically active can help us lead healthier and even happier lives whilst regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions.

About 5x50

5x50 Challenge started with a vision to make people who are inactive become more active. Challengers become part of something that inspires, motivates, encourages you to live a healthier lifestyle. 5x50 Challenges are open to all. Individuals or groups regardless of age, health condition/ disability or fitness level can take part.

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