Kickstart A Healthy Habit This National Fitness Day
National Fitness Day (23rd September) is an opportunity to highlight the role exercise and physical activity has on each of us. Raising awareness of the positive impact leading a more active lifestyle can make.
We encourage you to partake in some form of physical activity on 23rdSeptember, and regularly going forward, that it aligned with current Government guidelines.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of exercise can be the time you spend with others, be it a football match of yoga class.
Findings show that the average UK adult spends more time on the toilet each week than exercising!
The recommended levels of exercise each week are:
- 75 minutes vigorous exercise OR 150 minutes moderate intensity exercise
- At least 2 days a week do strengthening activities that work all major muscles
Not meeting the recommended levels of exercise each week will increase your chances of developing more than 20 long-term health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis.
The positive impact of exercise:
- Decreased anxiety and stress
- Increased morale
- Lowered risk of illness
- Weight loss and maintenance
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased physical fitness
- Improved self-esteem and confidence
- Lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Improved sleep
Becoming more active is a great way to overcome a whole host of health challenges and risks.
Use National Fitness Day as your starting point of inspiration and motivation, and commit to changing your exercise routine for the better going forward.