Why be Active? With over 65% of American adults figured to be overweight, major health organizations report that physical activity stimulates weight loss, and weight loss can affect overall better health.
Physical activity involves consistent movement of the body. This could mean 30-60 minutes or smaller blocks of 10-15 minutes each day. You gain the most health benefits from moderate to vigorous daily activity – which means it should feel “somewhat hard to hard” to perform. What exactly does this hard work do for us?
It can reduce the risk of developing or dying from the major illnesses that affect our society today. This includes cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. It can also lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and helps prevent or slow osteoporosis and symptoms of arthritis.
Due to the release of feel good hormones like endorphins it helps you reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, gain self-confidence, sleep better, and improve strength and endurance for other activities. Simply, you just feel better!