As we move into this new term, let’s start now and make exercise a priority in our lives.
Here’s a few reasons why …
- Exercising improves your memory, and also helps new skills stick longer. Processes that involved muscle memory, like playing the piano, were more likely to stay with a person if they exercised immediately afterward – increasing the brain’s cognitive function, according to a study by the University of Copenhagen. (Source: HuffPost Blog)
- Middle-aged women who exercise regularly report a higher quality of life and reduced symptoms of menopause, according to a population-based study published in the January 2015 issue of Maturitas. (Source: Beth Skwarecki, “Exercise Helps Menopause Symptoms and Quality of Life”).
- Build bone strength through weight bearing exercise. This is essential, particularly during the pre & post menopause years!
- A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine showed that children and young adults are more likely to make good decisions after a bout of exercise. Kids and young adults who worked out right before test-taking showed better concentration and self-control than non-exercisers. (Source: HuffPost Blog)
As well as the many more obvious benefits:
- weight loss
- stronger more toned bodies
- improved posture and flexibility
- increased energy levels
- reduced stress levels
- decreased blood pressure
- lower risk of heart disease
- healthier cholesterol balance
Fear of trying something new can stop us from getting involved and active. Don’t let it. Start now and make exercise a priority, there are so many benefits, physically and mentally!Tweet