For generations people have exercised with the main purpose
of looking better and getting fit, but there is a growing database of knowledge
which shows that there are other benefits which come from being active.
Here are just some of the key ones that should leave you
with no reason not to get out for that daily run or increase the team sports
life – research from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine
indicates that consistent exercise can add up to 5 years to your life. This is
not to mention the quality time that you will add to your life today by getting
out and about away from the daily grind.
social life – especially when it comes to team or group exercise where
people open up new networks with others that they would not otherwise have met.
The social connectedness that comes with exercise also results from the sense
of purpose that a group of people will have to reach a goal.
mind – there are a multitude of studies that indicate exercise is one of
the best ways to improve cognitive function. Don’t you always think better at your workplace after a run or going to
the gym in the morning?
sleep – people who exercise regularly get far better REM ‘deep sleep’, fall
asleep faster and wake up far less often throughout the night. This is
important, as the quantity of sleep is often not as important as the quality of
mental health – in a time where anxiety and depression is on the rise, it
is good to know that regular exercise is a handy and cost effective therapy.
Exercise leads to chemicals being released in the brain that reduce negative
emotions and boost the power of positive thinking.
better – …and yes of course, regular exercise will make you physically fitter
and looking your best which will make you more confident and healthy as a
So what better reasons do you need than these to get out
there and exercise!