Developing and sticking to a fitness plan has obvious physical benefits. Did you know that exercising on a regular basis can not only have positive overall health benefits, it can also improve your mood and reduce the risk of depression? Researchers are learning more all the time about the relationship between fitness and overall health.
These areas are all positively impacted by exercise:
You’ll see clear:
- Pyschological Benefits
- Positive mood changes in 5 minutes
- Reduces symptoms of depression
- Physical Health Benefits
- Increases strength in bones and muscles
- Improves mobility and joint-related issues
- Decreases risk of many medical conditions, including some cancers
- Increases life span
- Mental Health Benefits
- Improves productivity
- Reduces stress
- Stimulates positive thinking
- Increases self-confidence
- Improves cognitive skills
- Reduces anxiety
Try these 10 simple ways to add exercise to your daily routine:
- Take a walk around the office (either inside or outside)
- Play with your children at the playground
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator
- Hand wash your car instead of driving through a car wash
- Walk your dog a little bit longer
- Squeeze in a workout, even if it’s only 20 minutes
- Start your day with a few jumping jacks or sit-ups
- Walk to your colleague’s desk instead of emailing or calling
- Do calf raises when standing in line, brushing your teeth or pumping gas
- Park farther away from your office building and walk
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