Exercise builds strong bones, strengthens muscles and tones internal organs, thus reducing the likelihood of countless diseases and conditions ranging from heart disease to osteoporosis. Exercise produces endorphins which can help to combat stress, depression and anxiety. Exercise also helps to delay age-related diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. You might notice you feel calmer after a workout - that’s partly because it works off excess cortisol and adrenaline (stress) in the blood. There is no arguing it, exercise is fundamental to thriving. I really don’t have much else to say, it is one of the more black and white areas in my mind!
"Aim to do something active everyday, even if for only 10 minutes on some days."
• Aim to do something active everyday, even if for only 10 minutes on some days. • Try new things! Find at least one core activity you enjoy and can commit to for a good workout session several days a week - if you like it then making exercise a part of your lifestyle will be so much easier! • Ideas: soccer, dance, basketball, pilates, yoga, brisk walking, mountain biking, circuit training, barre, gym classes, swimming, tennis, running... there really is so much to try. • Even cleaning the house, doing the gardening/yard work and active playing with children count towards being active!