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50 Fantastic reasons to exercise that you just can’t ignore!

Getting motivated to exercise can be difficult. One of the reasons for this is it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture – why we are doing it in the first place. You may set yourself goals or you may enjoy how you feel afterwards. One thing we all know for sure, is that exercise is good for us. It has so many immediate and long term benefits, some of which we may not even think about regularly, like lowering the risk of Diabetes. So exercising now will not only make us fit and healthy to life our lives to the fullest now, it will also help ward off health issues as we get older.

  1. Lifts your mood
  2. Improves learning abilities
  3. Builds self-esteem
  4. Keeps your brain fit
  5. Keeps your body fit and able
  6. Boosts mental health
  7. Boosts your immune system
  8. Reduces stress
  9. Makes you feel happier
  10. Has anti-aging effects
  11. Improves skin tone and colour
  12. Improves sleeping pattern
  13. Helps prevent strokes.
  14. Improves joint function
  15. Improves muscle strength
  16. Alleviates anxiety
  17. Sharpens memory
  18. Helps control addictions
  19. Boosts productivity
  20. Boosts creativity
  21. Improves body image and confidence
  22. Gives you confidence
  23. Helps keep you focused
  24. Improves eating habits
  25. Increase life
  26. Strengthens bones
  27. Strengthens your heart
  28. Improves posture
  29. Prevents colds
  30. Improves appetite
  31. Improves cholesterol levels
  32. Lowers risk of certain cancers
  33. Lowers high blood pressure
  34. Improves quality of life
  35. Makes life more exciting
  36. Lessens fatigue
  37. Helps with self-control
  38. Improves concentration
  39. Improves oxygen supply
  40. Improves balance and coordination
  41. Increases pain resistance
  42. Increases sports performance
  43. Increases energy and endurance
  44. Prevents muscle loss
  45. Reduces feelings of depression
  46. Decreases osteoporosis risk
  47. Eases back pain
  48. Fights dementia
  49. Lowers risk of diabetes
  50. Keeps you healthy

If you struggle with reasons to exercise, why not highlight which of these are important to you and remind yourself each day. Set some goals, write them down and pin them up where you can see them.

Remember that it’s important to exercise each day, aiming for around 30 minutes. Also, minimise the amount of prolonged sitting during the day by taking regular breaks to walk around and stretch. Even small changes like increasing your body’s movement throughout the day can have a positive impact on your mind and body. Before starting any physical activity, it’s a good idea to see your doctor if you are aged 45 years old or over, pregnant, or have any other health concerns. Exercise may lower the risk of diabetes, but it’s better to know if you have such conditions prior to commencing your exercise regime. Pre-exercise screenings helps decide which type of exercise is best for you.

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