The benefits of exercise are nothing short of amazing. Exercise:
- prevents diabetes
- lowers high blood pressure
- reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
- reduces the risk of certain cancers
- prevents and helps to manage arthritis
- reduces anxiety and depression
- lowers dementia risk by up to 40%.
On top of that, exercise also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood.
Exercise isn’t just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active. People who exercise regularly tend to do it because it gives them an enormous sense of wellbeing.
You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research shows that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. And no matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better.
However, for many people, starting exercise is difficult, and maintaining an exercise program can be even harder. This has become particularly apparent over the past two years as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced fitness facilities to close for several months, leading many people to stop exercising altogether.
Joining a Living Longer Living Stronger program may be just the motivation that you need to restart your exercise journey. There are qualified fitness instructors who understand the unique needs that come with ageing. It’s affordable. And best of all, it’s a community – an opportunity to meet and mix with other people at a similar age and stage of life.
You now have a new prescription, and it does not come with nasty side effects. The medicine can be found here and the dose is individualised. It’s medicine could save your life!