The Benefits of Exercise

The benefits of exercise for us all are undeniable. But the ‘new normal’ has meant less physical activity for many children of school age.

Children can still stay active and exercising will likely lift their spirits if they can go running, ride a bike or exercise at home. No matter what their fitness level, children can improve their overall health with …

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22 Oct, 2020

Rest and Exercise

Although it’s important for us to exercise, we must remember to take rest. Exercise is addictive, once we start, we want more.

But exercise like everything else must be taken in moderation. Too much exercise can work against us and without rest can have catastrophic effects, such as increased susceptibility to colds and infections and …

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23 Sep, 2020

Excuses not to exercise

I have talked about and its significant benefits in preventing serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes as well as benefitting our mental health.

However, at some point in time we have all been guilty of making an excuse not to exercise, but what could possibly be as important as putting our health first? If these excuses sound familiar then perhaps it’s …

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19 Aug, 2020

Unknown benefits of Exercise

All of us know the many physical benefits of exercise, such as weight control, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes, and increased energy, but we may not always know what the psychological benefits of exercise are.

According to the author of The First 20 Minutes, by Gretchen Reynolds, you don’t need to be a hardcore athlete to capitalize on the brain-boosting benefits. “The first 20 minutes of moving around, if someone has …

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23 Jul, 2020

Children and Exercise

Given the increasing numbers of children who are either overweight or obese and with higher rates of serious diseases in children, parents are increasingly interested in how regular exercise can help.

The UK chief medical officer guidelines recommend that children between 5-18 years old be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day. This refers to moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity …

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20 Jun, 2020

Exercise benefits children

Two new studies published recently in the journal Paediatrics, show how exercise can help children combat depression as well as behavioural disorders.

Physical activity strengthens a child’s muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other conditions. However, physical activity is also beneficial to the …

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24 May, 2020

Emotional benefits of running

Running certainly good for the body, but evidence reveals that it has many important benefits for the mind as well. Whether you’re a casual runner or a dedicated marathoner, your running routine can confer a number of positive mental effects.

Changes in the Brain

Running can help train the mind as much as it trains the body. You learn to focus and with determination can overcome obstacles …

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22 Apr, 2020

Surprising benefits of Exercise

There are plenty of compelling reasons for us to start moving, the age is immaterial. Exercise is medicine. A pill doesn’t replace exercise.

Below are just some of the surprising benefits of exercise:

You might feel happier

Studies show that exercise make people feel better and can even relieve symptoms of depression. Exercise triggers the release of hormones in the brain such as serotonin, endorphins and dopamine that dull …

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18 Mar, 2020

Exercise and mental strength

Exercise is good for you, it’s also good for your mental strength. It helps enhance your mood, helps you build your mental strength, keeping the minds sharp, and you physically fit, outlined below:

Sharper memory and thinking

The same hormones that make you feel better also help you concentrate. Exercise stimulates the growth of new brain cells …

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21 Feb, 2020

Exercise, a coping mechanism

Exercise as a coping mechanism is important. It improves your mood, increases self-esteem and self-confidence. Exercise can relax you it can also reduce anxiety and mild depression. Exercise is also good for and helps with sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, anxiety and depression.

When stress interferes with our ability to cope, exercise helps us get over stress. When our body feels better our mind will too. Exercise when used as a coping mechanism can be the difference …

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19 Jan, 2020