A lot of people put off exercising and we can’t understand why! The summer is coming soon and we want you to get active, to feel more positive and to be healthy so here’s why you should be up and about! It’s a natural mood lifter. Regular physical activity can relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger. You know that "feel good” sensation you get after doing something physical? We want you feeling more of that! Most people notice they feel better over time as physical activity becomes a regular part of their lives. It keeps you physically ﬁt and able. Without regular activity, your body slowly loses its strength, stamina and ability to function properly. It’s like the old saying: you don’t stop moving from growing old, you grow old from stopping moving. Exercise increases muscle strength, which in turn increases your ability to do other physical activities! It helps keep the doctor away. Being more active can help you: • lower your blood pressure
• boost your levels of good cholesterol
• improve blood ﬂow
• keep your weight under control
• Boosts your energy level so you can get more done
• Helps you manage stress and tension
• Promotes a positive attitude and outlook
• Helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly
• Improves your self-image and self-conﬁdence
• Helps you spend more time outdoors It can help you live longer.
It’s true, 80 is the new 70 but only if you’re healthy. People who are physically active and at a healthy weight live about seven years longer than those who are not active and are obese. Staying active helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with ageing. So, this is easy! Just move more, with more intensity, and sit less. You don’t have to make big life changes to see the beneﬁts. Just start building more activity into your day, one step at a time.