30 minutes of daily exercise - like cycling or brisk walking - is recommended to keep us all healthy.
Beyond boosting your weight loss, here are 9 amazing benefits from exercising regularly:
Happier, optimistic outlook:
Getting your heart pumping relieves tension and stress, reduces depression and anxiety.
A slimmer future:Burning more energy will help maintain or reduce body weight and fat.
A healthier heart:
Regular exercise reduces the risk of high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Reduced risk of diabetes:
Physical exercise can help prevent the onset of diabetes.
Cardio workouts have been proven to help improve hearing in the short term and preserve it in the longer term.
Better quitting power:
Research has shown that smokers who exercise are twice as likely to quit smoking than those who aren’t active.
Aerobic exercise can help get your creative juices flowing! If you are stuck on a crossword clue or Sudoku puzzle – get moving and you might find the answer!
Being more physically active during the day can help you get more, better quality sleep at night.
People who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer constipation than couch potatoes!
If it's been a while, or you've never had the fit bug, starting an exercise habit can feel daunting. Listen to a podcast, and audio book, or your favourite playlists, the time will fly by.
Remember, just starting with 10 minutes a day for a week and you will find a gradual increase will give you results too.
Looking for advice on fitting in your fitness? Here's a handy article to help!