All physical activities carry some risk of injury. But before you retreat to the safety of the couch, it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Once we reach adulthood, our bone structure and proportions are fixed, but we can manipulate our muscles.
Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.
Often there is tendency to overreact to risk estimates, so it's worth unpacking what these really mean.