Benefits of being active

 
  • Improves sleep
  • Increases mobility in joints and builds bone strength
  • Helps manage weight
  • Improves balance and co-ordination
  • Tones and strengthens muscles
  • Improves circulation
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps fight off coughs and colds
  • Improves confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves mood and reduces anxiety
  • A great way to de-stress and re-energise
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Increases energy levels
  • Going to new places near and far
  • Being in the outdoors and enjoying the fresh air
  • Taking a break …

Being active at a higher intensity (brisk pace) provides greater benefits, such as improves circulation and functioning of the heart and lungs and can improve certain health conditions such as …

  • Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Prevents and controls management of diabetes
  • Reduced and controls blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of stroke, certain cancers
  • Reduces and manages obesity
  • Maintaining mobility and independent living
  • Enhances and protects brain function
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis
  • Eases and manages pain from arthritis.