Physical activity will help maintain a healthy body weight, decreasing the likelihood of developing type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.
Being physically active, especially doing weights, will help to build more muscle and increase your basal metabolic rate, helping to manage body weight.
As a bonus – you’ll look and feel fabulous.
As a further incentive, people who are physically active regularly experience:
- better sleep
- decreased cognitive decline
- reduced stress
- lower risk of osteoporosis
- enhanced immune function
Moving more can be done in so many ways that exercise shouldn’t be a chore and the benefits of it go beyond looking good.
Make it a rule to walk if you are going somewhere less than X km away (you get to choose “X”). Or take the stairs if you go to a floor lower than floor number Y (you get to choose the floor number “Y”).