Many people are spending lots of time at home these days, either due to the pandemic or because the weather is not that conducive to getting out much. But just because you’re in the house more than usual doesn’t mean you should use it as an excuse to not be as active as you used to be. In or out of the house, regular physical activity goes a long way in helping you stay healthy.
There are plenty of well-researched reasons to exercise regularly. Here are 5 ways physical activity helps your body and your mind:
While the importance of physical activity is not disputed, finding ways to move your body can sometimes be challenging, especially when it’s cold outside or you are avoiding the gym due to the global pandemic.
So before you give into permanent couch potato status at home, try these five ideas for getting your heart pumping and your blood flowing:
The beauty of physical activity is that there are so many ways you can do it. Just find something that appeals to you and commit to doing it almost every day. If you’re new to exercising regularly, start out with just a few minutes a day. Before you know it, you’ll be exercising regularly and enjoying it more than you thought you would. Of course, be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine, especially if you have chronic health conditions.
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