It’s a funny time of year – as the days get longer the weeks seem to become shorter, as nearly every other weekend is a bank holiday.

Not that I’m complaining of course. As a freelancer it’s a great opportunity to either pick up extra work or enjoy some guilt free time with friends and family.

When I haven’t been reading news bulletins on the radio, I’ve been putting the bank holiday sunshine to good use by enjoying the great outdoors. In my (humble) opinion you’d have to go a long way to beat a cycle along the Taff Trail, or a brisk walk in one of Cardiff’s picturesque parks, so that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.

Bank Holiday Bike Ride

Bank Holiday Bike Ride

And it seems I’m not alone. New figures out today from the Sport Wales Active Adults Survey show there’s been a significant rise in the number of us enjoying exercise. Over 260 thousand people in Wales, who are over 15, are now taking part in sport three times a week or more.

As a result they’re now enjoying the health benefits that come with being active, like a healthy heart and a smaller waist line. As someone who covered health stories for ITV Wales for more than three years, I know how important that can be.

So I for one welcome today’s news, and I’m already looking forward to another bank holiday bonus in just a few weeks time.