If you need a reminder as to why you should get off your arse once in a while and stop stuffing Mc D’s down yours and your kids throat then here it is…
Keep in mind this is a small list; for a more complete list of how not to slowly commit suicide please refer to your nearest search engine for more answers, there’s about another 400,000,000 results that will tell you why being healthy is really a benefit!
Exercise is almost a free wonder drug! Exercising comes in many forms; it can be as simple as dancing around your kitchen to running 3 marathons in 3 days. As long as you move, your mood can improve. Exercise has been proven to dramatically improve depression, without the side effects of medicines or the stigma attached to going to ‘help’ groups. Exercising in groups can also be a huge benefit for people with mental illness and people who suffer with stress disorders or panic attacks.
Exercise has also been proven to improve sleep patterns, boost self-image and improve reaction times in older adults. Exercise produces the release of some neurotransmitters in the brain that work to alleviate pain, both physical and mental. Exercise and a good diet can both help increase the chemical Serotonin in your body which significantly enhances your mood. If you suffer from pms you can almost completely eradicate it with a good diet and exercise.
Doing regular exercise and eating a healthy diet will help you either maintain a healthy weight or lose excessive weight. The more you move, the fewer calories you eat the more you burn the less weight you carry; simple. If you happen to be on the skinny side, don’t think that you get off here, you can often be carrying more body fat than a seemingly larger person, so you too need to stay active and eat right too!
Healthy Heart and Circulation
Regular exercise will literally keep your heart pumping the way it’s meant to which helps prevent you from risk of heart disease, stroke, DVT etc. etc. How often do you hear of someone dropping dead from being too healthy, yes, I know that it actually does happen but it’s so rare that it even makes the news. So what’s that, 1 in every 10 million or something? Not bad when you compare it to over 140,000 people who die in the UK every year from heart disease or stroke.
Performing regular exercises will help you reduce high blood pressure, and improve your cholesterol, which will keep your risk of developing deadly circulation problems later down the line low. If you have already been told you’ve got any of these underlying issues then even just taking regular walks can greatly decrease your chance of further advancement.
If you’re physically active on a regular basis then you can literally save your life. People who exercise dramatically decrease their chances of developing many different types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and obesity. If you use regular exercise to prevent these then the result is you live a longer, healthier and inevitably a more fulfilling life!
Physical Strength and Pain
Regular exercise can significantly lower your chance of ever suffering with back pain. Most people who are immobile suffer with back pain that will often end up effecting their hips, knees and neck. Making sure you are physically active on a weekly basis will help slow down the progression of conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis. Weight bearing exercises and high impact workouts increase bone density which helps prevent osteoporosis.
If you exercise, move, hop, skip, jump or dance regularly then you will improve your health that is guaranteed! There are truly no limits to the benefits of being healthy; you just have to value your body enough to want to try.
With a little desire and a good amount of support, you can get and stay on the right path and lead a fit and fulfilling life.
Now stop reading this, get your trainers on and get yourself out for a walk or better yet; come and join us at this months Hot Body Bootcamp starting 30th May!
A wee test for you…….
Lie flat on the floor on your back, and see if you can get up without using your hands.
Well can ya?