The Benefits of Excercise

benefits of exercise

There is overwhelming evidence in favour of the benefits of exercise. Regular exercise can;


  • Help prevent heart disease
  • Improve heart and lung function
  • Strengthen muscles, increasing stamina
  • Mobilise stiff joints
  • Improve circulation thus promoting healthier looking skin
  • Reduce the risk of breast, prostate and colon cancer
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Help prevent high blood pressure
  • Help weight loss, therefore reducing the risk of diabetes
  • Alleviate premenstrual tension
  • Strengthen bone & increase bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis


Exercise is also good for the mind, it is natures anti-depressant. It actually increases the body’s ability to produce energy effectively, giving us flexibility and good muscle tone, with an efficient heart and lungs it can help to create a feeling of wholeness, making us feel energised and ready to deal with life’s difficult demands. Resulting in;


  • Reduced anxiety
  • Lifted moods
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Sound sleep
  • The ability to cope with stress
  • Improved immune function, aiding us to live longer


Get motivated!

Starting a new exercise regime can be difficult and daunting. The less energetic you feel, the less motivated you are. Muscle soreness after a long spate of inactivity can also be off-putting and the thought of exercise alone can make you feel lethargic.


Finding an activity you enjoy is half the battle and if you do, you will have a better chance of sticking to it. Enjoy yourself, look forward to it and before you know it, this once terrifying prospect will be part of your weekly routine and you’ll wonder how you coped without it!


Are you afraid of The Gym?

“Oh no, not the gym!” Most of us feel a sense of terror when the gym is mentioned, and if you have had thoughts like “I need to loose some weight before I join a gym” or “I’ll be the fattest there!” your not alone.


The gym isn’t the be-all and end-all of getting fit and healthy. Gyms and health club memberships can be expensive but there are plenty of alternative options to avoid the anxiety, embarrassment and cost;


  • Walking
  • Road running
  • Dancing
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Home exercise DVD’s
  • Rambling
  • Swimming
  • Home gym
  • Fit balls
  • Yoga


So get to it, stop making excuses, you do have the time! Do something simple today. Go for a walk, take the kids to the park, this could be the beginning…
Make exercise part of your routine.


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