THE MANY BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

Above all, exercise is FUN! There’s nothing better than that rush of endorphins you feel from a good workout and the sense of achievement when reaching your milestones. But there are so many other reasons why we should incorporate exercise into our lives.

The health risks of inactivity have been well documented in recent years and our increasing use of technology means we rarely even have to leave our desks or sofas during the course of a day. It is important to set aside time to get active. In taking simple measures to pursue an alternative to a sedentary lifestyle, exercise and a healthy diet will help to:

   Increase your energy
   Help you manage your weight
   Provide better immunity
   Boost your mood, self-esteem and confidence
   Reduce stress and anxiety
   Improve your productivity and cognitive function
   Increase your mobility in later life
   Promote better sleep
   Reduce your risk of developing many chronic medical conditions*

  •      up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  •      up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  •      up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
  •      up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
  •      a 30% lower risk of early death
  •      up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
  •      up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
  •      a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
  •      up to a 30% lower risk of depression
  •      up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
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How many other aspects of your life can provide such an extensive list of benefits for your physical and mental health?

*source –  NHS
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