Fascinating new research followed over 6,000 middle aged people over two decades, and it showed that exercise (just small amounts made a difference) made people more extroverted, more conscientious, agreeable and more open to new experiences. The opposite was noted for those who didn’t exercise.
We are all aware that regular exercise is good for us and amongst the many benefits it,reduces the risk of serious illness such as stroke, heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Plus it helps us to maintain a healthy weight, is good for our mental wellbeing, aids better quality sleep and promotes a more positive outlook on life.
The study found that if you don’t exercise long term problems such as frailty, a decline in physical and mental health and memory which in turn can impact on personality through not having the desire to be curious,organised and self disciplined. They also found that depression can be linked to a sedentary lifestyle.
Exercise seems to be the ‘miracle pill’ which just keeps on giving! Not only does it help in the obesity fight and help to prevent major illnesses but it also reduces the risk of depression, stress, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as increasing confidence and self belief and promoting a healthy and positive outlook on life. Add to the mix the fact it helps with social skills and meeting new people along the way too, all of which are good to strengthen neurological pathways and increase memory and attention.
As stated in the study just a small amount of exercise a week can make a difference as well as being active through the day, walk up the stairs rather than using the lift, get up and move away from your desk if you can at regular intervals during the day and park a bit further away from the office/supermarket for example.
If you think that your values and beliefs are making exercise feel a big effort and a huge task to undertake than it should, then let me help you be the person you want to be. I can help you overcome whatever root problem or thought that is stopping you from exercising and find the motivation and enjoyment to exercise again in order to achieve your goals and feel great.
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