Feeling your best helps boost your zeal for life!
The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity, but
three 10 minute periods of activity are almost as beneficial to your overall
fitness as one 30 minute session. This is achievable! Physical activity may
also help encourage you to spend some time outdoors.
Sunlight on your skin helps your body produce Vitamin D, which brings many
added health benefits.
Sill not convinced? Here are some essential reasons why physical activity is proven to boost both mental and physical
Physical activity boosts mental wellness.
Regular physical activity can relieve tension, anxiety, depression and anger.
You may not only notice a "feel good sensation" immediately following
your physical activity, but most people note an improvement in general
well-being as physical activity becomes a
part of your routine.
It enhances your immune system and decreases the risk of developing diseases
such as cancer and heart disease.
Reduced risk factors
Becoming more active can lower your blood pressure by as much as 4 to 9 mm Hg.
That's the same reduction in blood pressure delivered by some anti-hypertensive
medications. Physical activity can also boost your levels of good cholesterol.
Physical activity prolongs your optimal health.
Moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, for as little as 30 minutes a day, can also...
- Improve blood circulation, which
reduces the risk of heart disease
- Improve blood cholesterol
- Prevent and manage high blood
- Reduce coronary heart disease
in women by 30 - 40 percent
- Reduce risk of stroke by 20
percent in moderately active people and by 27 percent in highly active
- Establishe good heart healthy
habits in children and counters the conditions (obesity, high blood
pressure, poor cholesterol levels, poor lifestyle habits, etc.) that lead
to heart attack and stroke later in life
- Help delay or prevent chronic
illnesses and diseases associated with aging and maintains quality of life
and independence longer for seniors
why not see for yourself? Once you get over the inertia and find creative ways
to fit physical activity into your life, we think you'll agree that the effort
to get moving is worth it!
(Article from http://www.heart.org)