Benefits of Exercise

exercise

  • Helps control blood sugar (glucose) levels.
  • Builds endurance – helps you go the extra mile.
  • Promotes and maintains heart health.
  • Helps improve bone density – makes for stronger bones.
  • Resistance exercise increases lean body mass and muscle density.
  • Improves overall flexibility.
  • Increases metabolic rate during and after exercise increasing the body’s use of more kilojoules.
  • Increases fat burning capabilities and an important predictor of weight maintenance.
  • Delivers higher levels of oxygen in the blood, increasing energy levels and decreasing fatigue throughout the day.
  • Promotes sound sleep at night.
  • Boosts self-esteem.
  • Boosts self-confidence.

Choice of Exercise

A critical key to a successful exercise programme is to choose something you enjoy!. Whether you walk, run, swim, surf, hike, or bike, choose activities that you look forward to doing.

Source: GNLD Lifestyle Magazine; Photo: Dan Machold

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