People often talk about the benefits of exercise for physical health and this continues to be the care and the benefits have been understood for quite some time:-
We all know how we feel if we’ve slobbed out in front of the television or eaten a massive meal. We feel tired, grouchy and the next morning quite often lethargic and unable to get out of bed.
If we put on weight it drags us down and we struggle to get going again.
A lot of us have sedentary jobs which keep us inside. That lack of fresh air is not good and just going out for a 5 minute walk and blowing the cobwebs away will have a positive effect.
There is one area where a lot of research has been done and that is the role of exercise with those people who are struggling with depression and anxiety.
Anxiety UK states ” That being physically active can protect people against depression and anxiety as it causes chemical changes in the brain which can positively alter mood. It also bring abouut a sense of greater self esteem, self control and the ability to rise to a challenge.”
So what exercise should you do?
So in conclusion – Find time to exercise, make time for exercise – The benefits are tangible and long lasting.