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Exercise – Activity requiring physical efforts, carried out especially to sustain or improve health and fitness.

Psychical Wellness – Promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and function, balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental wellbeing to keep body in top condition.

 

Quick Facts:

  • Controls weight – can prevent excess weight gain due to calories burned during exercise.
  • Combats health conditions and disease – being active boosts high-density liporotein (HDL) = good cholesterol. Can also prevent/manage stoke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, cancer, and arthritis.
  • Improves mood – physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and relaxed (AKA endorphins!) This also leads to increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Boosts energy – regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps cardiovascular system work more efficiently.
  • Promotes better sleep – Exercising regularly can help you fall asleep faster and have a deeper sleep. (WARNING: if you exercise to close to bedtime it may keep you awake.)

  • Working out in the morning, on an empty stomach, helps you burn fat and stay energized throughout the day and has been noted as the best time to exercise.
  •  Exercise can combat body aches such as headaches and period cramps.

 

How much should you work out?

Aim for 30 minutes a day! Whether that be a brisk walk, a circuit at the gym, or a run.

 

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 Last Modified 7/1/19