But being active is one of the most important things you can do, each day if you can, for good health. While you may not be able to reduce time for other commitments, you might try to squeeze short bursts of activity into your busy life. Every bit helps. Benefits of getting active Being active provides so many benefits. An added bonus is that being happier and healthier can save you time and money in the long run, by reducing potential medical costs and leave from work, for instance. How to fit activity into your life Not everyone has a routine.