Why Should I Be Active?

Why should you start Moving More?

Starting a new activity can be daunting, especially if you're starting from a place where you aren't doing very much already. Approximately one four of us are deemed to be physically inactive meaning that we take part in less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. But being physically active can be good for us in so many ways. 

Embarking on a journey towards a moving more shouldn't be seen as a blind 'commitment to fitness'; it's a profound investment in your overall well-being. 

Below are just some of the ways that you could benefit your life if you started moving more. 

Boosted Physical Health

Engaging in regular physical activity is a cornerstone of robust physical health. If you start moving more you will likely experience enhanced cardiovascular fitness, improved muscle strength, and increased flexibility. Elevate your immune system, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and witness the transformation of your body into a resilient, well-functioning version of yourself. 

Mental and Emotional Resilience

Beyond the physical, the impact of exercise on mental and emotional well-being is profound. Enjoy reduced stress levels, alleviated symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a sharper cognitive function. Physical activity stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural mood enhancers, leaving you with a sense of euphoria and a positive outlook on life.

Weight Management and Body Confidence

A physically active lifestyle is your ally in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Experience the joy of a body in balance, and witness the positive transformation in your self-image and confidence. Moving more isn't just about shedding pounds; it's about embracing your body's strength and capabilities, fostering a positive relationship with yourself.

Improved Sleep Quality

Regular physical activity is a natural remedy for those restless nights. Enjoy deeper and more restful sleep, allowing your body and mind to recharge. Say goodbye to insomnia and wake up feeling refreshed, ready to tackle each day with renewed energy and vitality.

Living Longer, Better! 

Moving more into your later years is your secret weapon against the ageing process. Studies show that regular exercise can contribute to a longer, healthier and happier life. Strengthen your bones, improve joint health, reduce your chance of falling, and enhance overall mobility, enabling you to maintain a level of independence and quality of life that you're happy with.  

Social Connections and Friendship

Exercise isn't just a solitary endeavor; it's a social catalyst. Joining groups allows you to connect with like-minded individuals, forging bonds and friendships through local activities. Build a supportive community that shares in the triumphs and joys of an active lifestyle, adding a social dimension to your journey.

So what are you waiting for? 

The benefits of moving more extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a workout routine, nor does your physical activity have to take place in one. 

Embrace the profound positive changes that await you – from a revitalized body to a resilient mind, but most importantly, do it within an activity that suits you and your lifestyle. Find the activity that suits you today on the Moving More Activity Finder! 

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