Only 30 minutes a day of exercises like cycling or brisk walking is recommended to keep us all healthy but check out what else we gain as extra, incredible benefits. It’s just the motivation we need to get us moving after a lazy summer! Did you know?
- You don’t have to do 30 minutes all in one go – try being active for 10 minutes just three times per day – walk to work, or use the stairs – it’s easy!
- 78% of people don’t exercise for fun – we get moving to get healthier and to feel fitter!
- 82% of us would like to be more active – but we claim to be too busy and lacking in motivation!
- The most popular exercise we would love to do more of? Swimming!
Here's 9 amazing benefits of exercising regularly:HappinessGetting your heart pumping relieves tension and stress, reduces depression and anxiety.A slimmer futureBurning more energy will help maintain or reduce body weight and fat.A healthier heartRegular exercise reduces the risk of high blood pressure or high cholesterol.Reduced risk of diabetes Physical exercise can help prevent the onset of diabetes.Better hearingCardio 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.More creativityAerobic 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!Deeper sleep Being more physically active during the day can help you get more, better quality sleep at night.Digestive healthPeople who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer constipation than couch potatoes!Need some advice on fitting in your fitness? Here's a handy article to help!Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with all things Scottish Slimmers!