Monday, 14 April 2014

Monday Motivation - 6 Reasons to Exercise!

1. Weight Control                                                                                                  
  • if you can't fit in an actual workout just get more active during the day in simple ways!
  • take the stairs instead of the elevator or do those pesky household chores you've been putting off!
2. Mood Improvement
  • even a brisk walk can help!
  • exercise stimulates certain brain chemicals which will leave you in a happier more relaxed mood!
  • this can also help to boost your self-confidence!
3. Better Sleep
  • regular activity can help you not only fall asleep faster, but also deepen your sleep!
4. Stronger Immune System
  • any form of aerobic exercise boosts your immune system and you'll be able to better fight off viruses!
  • the immune system also contributes to maintaining a healthy stress response, so a stronger immune system can reduce and even reverse signs of aging!
5. Reduces Osteoporosis
  • an average person loses about 1% of bone density every year, but exercise can help to maintain our bone health!
  • resistance training (lifting weights) for an hour per week is recommended!
6. Improves Memory
  • regular physical activity can help the neurons in the memory areas of your brain stay in shape!
  • going for regular (moderate) walks has been seen to assist the hippocampus (the brain's memory centre) in maintaining its health and vitality

Get Active!