We all know that exercise improves your physical fitness, bone health and cardiovascular fitness. But did you know that there are also psychological benefits to exercise? Studies show that regular exercise can be effective in improving your mood, stress levels, boost your confidence, enhance your overall cognitive function and also help you sleep.
Physical activity helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body and not only that endorphins, chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers are released. Your body and mind are very closely linked so when your body feels better so too will your mind.
The Department of Health’s Make your Move – Sit Less – Be Active for Life campaign recommends to accumulate 2 ½ to 5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity or 1 ¼ to 2 ½ hours of vigorous intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination of both each week.
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