Exercise for Health and Well Being

Exercise for Health and Well Being

It doesn’t have to cost anything, you can fit it into your daily routine, and it takes immediate effect. It can reduce the risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes and lower the chances of early death by 30%.

There is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier even happier life.

Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy as well as reducing you risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

It is medically proven that people who exercise and do regular physical activity have;

  • Up to 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease/stroke
  • Up to 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Up to 50% lower risk of colon cancer
  • Up to 20% lower risk of breast cancer
  • Up to 30% lower risk of early death
  • Up to 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
  • Up to 68% lower risk of hip fracture
  • Up to 30% lower risk of depression
  • Up to 30% lower risk of dementia

To stay healthy adults should try to be active daily and achieve at least 150 minutes of activity over a week through a variety of activities. For most the easiest way is to make activity as part of their daily routine, and an active part of their everyday life, like walking or cycling instead of using the car to get around.  The more you do, the better, taking part in sports and exercise will make you even healthier.

Start today to build more activity into your daily routine, you will feel the benefits. Join a group, introduce friends to some activity it is time to get moving.

No excuses…..get more physical NOW!

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