Is exercise meant only for weight management?
Exercise has a lot of benefits, yet physical inactivity kills millions of people worldwide. Regular exercise has so many benefits, we can even call it a “Superpill”.
Did you know that regular exercise...
Improves mood and helps prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety making a person more relaxed and better equipped to deal with stress.
Helps to keep thinking, learning and judgement skills sharp, especially as a person gets older. It helps in maintaining the structure and performance of the brain cells.
Improves the control of blood sugar, helping in preventing/delaying Diabetes or controlling it.
Exercise strengthens bones and muscles, especially important in older people who loose muscle and bones as a normal part of ageing.
Reduces risk of falls in older people: Flexibility and balance exercises prevent falls if done regularly
Improves sleep quality.
Reduces risk of many cancers, specially colon, breast, uterine and lung cancer.
Helps control your weight. It is also important in preventing weight gain.
Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing blood cholesterol, blood pressure and strengthening the heart muscles.
Decreases the chance of dying from any cause and improves quality of life.
Reasons enough to put on your walking shoes and begin!