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Benefits of Physical Activity

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"I thought an exercise class would be boring but the soca aerobics reminds me of carnival, its great fun and really works up a sweat"
"I was nervous about going into a gym, especially since I have put on so much weight, but when I started I saw people of all shapes and sizes and felt really comfortable"

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Health Benefits of activity
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Fit to exercise?
There are many health benefits of being physically active. However, there is a slightly increased risk of heart attack or sudden death during vigorous activity, but this risk is very low. This slight risk is heavily outweighed by the reduced risk of heart attack or sudden death in people who are active rather than sedentary. If you have any concerns about starting to exercise you should contact your GP.
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