If exercise were a drug, people would join long queues to buy it.
Exercise controls weight, prevents and combats disease, boosts mood and energy and improves sleep and sex.
Further benefits exist when exercise is done with others, for example, in a social group or as part of a team.
Science has proven that exercise improves physical and mental health. It has also proven to be beneficial for people with cancer and chronic illness.
This is where the Kaden Centre comes in. The not-for-profit clinic at Warabrook has been running for a year now.
Suzanne Clark-Pitrolo is a driven person, to say the least. She founded the centre after surviving cancer three times.
As she faced the disease, she was constantly searching for guidance on the right exercise to do.
While she's not a spiritual person, her desire to start the centre and ensure its long-term survival is a kind of calling.
It's a noble pursuit and one that should get recognition from the community and government.
One of her aims is to spread the message of the benefits of exercise. But she doesn't want people to simply hear or read about these benefits. She wants them to feel those benefits by exercising often.
It's here that she touches on an important point for all people, not simply those who are ill. A lot of people don't get enough exercise. As such, a lot of people are denying themselves a lot of benefits.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare says almost a third of children aged two to 17 and about 44 per cent of adults aged 18 and over don't meet physical activity guidelines.
"Participating in regular physical activity and limiting the amount of time being sedentary can have significant health benefits - it reduces the risk of chronic conditions," an institute report said.
It also reduces the chances of being overweight and obese, which are risk factors for disease.
The institute says about four in 10 adults, aged 18 to 64, blame a lack of time and too many commitments on their lack of participation in sport and recreational exercise.
As age increases, poor health or injury are more frequently cited as the main barriers.
Advocates, such as the Kaden Centre, are badly needed to change this thinking.
The centre's exercise physiologists say people can be active, regardless of their health status.
They say some people develop the false belief that they shouldn't exercise over fears their health problems will worsen. The truth is, exercise experts can prescribe individual programs to improve symptoms.
Greater awareness and education will help more people understand the positive health effects of regular physical activity.
Individuals and society will undoubtedly be better off, if more people exercise at all stages of their life.