Explain how physical activity can help to raise levels of self-esteem.

Describe two ways in which a sedentary lifestyle might lead to love levels of self-esteem.

What is meant by the term 'sedentary lifestyle'?

Regular exercise can help prevent problems with positive and type 2 diabetes

A lack of exercise can cause high blood pressure

A lack of exercise can contribute to a rise in obesity levels

A lack of exercise can increase chances of heart disease

Exercise can also help maintain a healthy weight and therefore prevent weight gain, obesity or type 2 diabetes

Exercise can help with our posture and prevent back injuries or long-term back problems

Exercise can also heal injuries

Exercise can make our joints and bones become stronger, more dense (thicker) and less prone to injury