Why is keeping fit important?
Regular exercise and physical activity promotes strong muscles and bones. It improves respiratory, cardiovascular health, and overall health. Staying active can also help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and reduce your risk for some cancers.
What are the emotional benefits of exercise?
The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Exercise
- Reduced Stress. The ability of exercise to reduce mental and physical stress has been well documented.
- Sleep Better.
- Increased Happiness.
- Better Self Confidence.
- Increased Cognitive Function.
- Alleviate Anxiety.
- More Energy.
- Develop & Strengthen Interpersonal Relationships.
What are the results of keeping fit?
It builds up your strength and pumps blood around your body, improving the flow of nutrients in and waste products out. It improves your posture and stamina and is often more effective than dieting at helping you to lose weight.
What are the benefits of being healthy?
Benefits of healthy living
- feeling better mentally – regular exercise can lift your mood and help you feel better.
- saving money – eating junk food, smoking, and drinking sugary drinks or alcohol are all expensive habits.
- fewer health problems – living a healthier lifestyle means a lower risk of developing many illnesses.
What affects our mental health?
Although lifestyle factors including work, diet, drugs and lack of sleep can all affect your mental health, if you experience a mental health problem there are usually other factors as well. “My depression seems to flare up during times when I am stressed and isolated from other people.”
Why is it important to stay active and be fit all the time?
Staying active helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging. So active adults maintain their quality of life and independence longer as they age.
Who can you speak to about mental health?
Your GP may be the first person you talk to about your mental health problems. If you have a good relationship with your doctor, you may find it helpful just to know there is someone you can talk to about the feelings you are having. Your GP may refer you to specialist services if he/she feels they will help you.