Let’s get active! What are the benefits of exercise?
Physical activity has a magical way of benefiting our entire body. Partaking in regular movement can help reduce our risk for chronic diseases and improve our overall quality of life.
Feeling overwhelmed with every day life? Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress levels by releasing endorphins causing us to feel happy. It also lowers our cortisol levels, reducing stress. With all of these positive feelings, we feel more energized, get a boost of confidence, and are ready to take on the challenges ahead!
Need to stay focused? Just by moving around and activating your muscles, you can become more alert. With this extra boost of energy, we are able to focus better and accomplish more of our daily tasks. Try going for a quick walk during lunch or do a few jumping jacks in your office to reap these benefits.
Trouble sleeping? Regular activity has been shown to improve sleep quality. Since exercise reduces stress, it makes us feel more relaxed and can help clear our heads for a good night’s sleep.
Digestive problems? Exercise can help relieve constipation and improve digestive health. Participating in regular exercise can strengthen your digestive tract. If you partake in regular physical activity and enjoy a diet high in fiber and whole grains, your digestive system will be in good shape.
Find activities you love doing and get your friends and family involved too! Here are some simple ways to include movement into your everyday life:
- Taking the stairs
- Parking further away in the parking lot
- Schedule a walking meeting with your colleagues
- Walk your dog
- Play outside with your kids
- Clean your house
Share with us how you like to be active!