Sport and Exercise
Getting the body moving is one of the best ways to increase wellness and vitality. And it can be fun too! Being active boosts good cholesterol in the body and decreases unhealthy cholesterol, it keeps your blood flowing smoothly, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular disease and can help you prevent a wide range of problems like stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, arthritis and certain types of cancer.
Make exercise a part of your daily life
Add in a 30 minute walk or run to your day. You don’t need to go to the gym for hours to stay fit.
Moderate exercise such as walking can reduce the risk of diabetes in sedentary people whose blood sugar has started to rise.
Take up a new sport, join a dance class, sign up for the team.
Exercise is easier to do and it is more likely you will stick to it if you are enjoying yourself. Forcing yourself to exercise will only make you feel worse. Do something you like and see how easy it is to stay fit.
Exercising in the open air is more refreshing not only for your body but also for your soul. Make it a habit to get yourself outside for your exercise at least once or twice a week.
Find yourself an exercise partner
Having someone to encourage you and work out right beside you makes it more likely that you will stick to your exercise plan. It is easy to put something off when it is only you but when you know there is someone waiting for you, cancelling is not an option.
Merits of regular exercise for your health
- Reduces the risk of some cancers.
- Keeps your heart healthy and blood pressure down
- Helps you lose weight, especially for the management of diabetes
- Improves the circulation in your body and makes your skin look healthier
- Tones your muscles
- Increases focus so you can make better daily decisions
Pathcare believes that sport and regular exercise play a vital role in your health and overall wellbeing. That’s why we are supporting sports such as cycling and rugby in our country. Read more about our sponsorships here.