Are you sweating yet? August is notoriously hot, but it is also National Wellness Month and a great time to focus on self-care. National Wellness Month is all about promoting healthy habits, managing stress, and developing wholesome routines. What better way to celebrate wellness than by developing a fitness routine?!
Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. Everyone can benefit from physical activity, regardless of age, sex, or fitness level. Check out these benefits of being physically active:
Improves Brain Health
Exercise is not just important for your physical health but your mental health too. Improvements in brain health are noticeable right after a session of physical activity and include improved thinking and cognition, reduced feelings of anxiety and depression, and improved sleep.
Reduces Risk of Disease
Want to reduce your risk of disease? Just get moving! Heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death in the United States, but according to the CDC, at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week puts you at a lower risk for these diseases. It also can reduce the risk for things like Type 2 Diabetes and some cancers (bladder, breast, colon, kidney, lung and stomach).
Improves Ability to Perform Everyday Activities
Want to be able to perform your everyday activities without those aches and pains? Get strong! Physical activity improves the strength of bones and muscles, which subsequently improves overall functional capabilities.
Don't let your aches and pains slow you down or prevent you from developing a fitness routine! Your local Renew Physiotherapist can help you move better, feel better, and perform better!