There is compelling epidemiologic and scientific evidence that regular physical activity not only contributes to well-being but is essential for good health, favourably affects weight and body composition1 and is associated with lower all cause mortality and morbidity.

People who are (sufficiently) physically active reduce their risk of developing major chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus by as much as 50% and premature death by 20-30%.