Conclusion – Dispelling the doubts

Finally, in conclusion:

If you would like to preserve your health – LET’S BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE!

If you would like to avoid most of the diseases – LET’S GO TO MOVE!

If you would like to make friends with people, to find a good community and possibility to integrate or spend time  with your family and/or friends, to feel good and be happy – COME ON AND START TO DO SOME SPORTS!

Please, do not hesitate about whether you have time to do it or not: just think that it is better to devote 30 minutes per day to moving – even house-keeping takes more time – than 24 hours per day to be dead. You will have enough time later for the latter.

We hope you can relax now  now and only have a few questions:

  • What to do?
  • How to do it?
  • And in what intensity?

We endeavoured to collect all the information you may need. Please continue with the topics on the left or click on the links here: WHAT? HOW? and ONLINE TESTS – the last point will show you your fitness level and provide suggestions on the type of physical activity to try.


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