10 August 23

7 top reasons to get active today

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The Top 7!

It’s well known that being active provides so many benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing. We've put together 7 top reasons to get off the couch and be more active.

1. Improved cardiovascular health

Exercise helps strengthen the heart muscle, improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions. 

WEIGHT LOSS

2. Weight management and weight loss 

Being active regularly can help maintain a healthy weight by burning calories and increasing metabolism.

In combination with a calorie-controlled diet incorporating exercise will boost your weight loss. 

3. Improve bone health 

Weight-bearing exercises such as walking, running or lifting weights can promote bone density and help prevent health conditions such as osteoporosis.

MUSCLE STRENGTH

4. Improved muscle strength

Exercise, in particular resistance training, leads to improved strength and endurance making daily activities easier to achieve. 

5. Reduced risk of chronic diseases 

Being more active can lower the risk of developing medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, as well as managing existing chronic conditions such as hypertension. 

Improved Mental Health

6. Improved mental wellbeing 

Regular physical activity can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing. It is well known to release natural boosters called endorphins which boost our mood and reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Being active can also improve sleep and increase self-esteem.  

Read our 6 top fitness classes to boost your mental wellbeing article to find out more about how our fitness classes at Active Northumberland can help you feel good. 

7. Boost immune system 

Studies have shown an association between moderate-intensity exercise and a reduced risk of severe common illnesses such as viral infections such as flu. 

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If you're just getting into exercise or thinking about being more active, remember something everyday is better than nothing at all. 

Need some help getting started? Book an Elevate session today - one our fitness experts will help you set goals, create a fitness plan and help keep you on track.

Also check out our 5 top tips to get your fitness started article for that extra little boost of motivation.

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