We all get told by the experts that we need to do more exercise, to do 10,000 steps a day, to make sure we get up off our desks every hour, to park further away from the office or supermarket, to stretch more, to make sure you do 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week.
We all know that exercise is good for us but how good is it?
When we exercise, wether it is just moving away from your desk more or going for a workout we release endorphins into our bloodstream, which in turn makes us feel better.
Benefits of exercise: (from NHS.co.uk)
up to a35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
a 30% lower risk of early death
up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
up to a 30% lower risk of depression
up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
Enough to persuade you to exercise?