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Friday, 11 March 2011

Benefits of Exercise

Recently some research has been highlighted in the media indicating that exercise can help to reduce the risk of bowel cancer. In fact, there seems to be a consensus amongst health experts that a regular bit of exercise - 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on 5 or more days a week - can give you a large number of health benefits, cutting the risk of premature death by 20-30%.

Exercise can also help you to deal with stress better and feel more relaxed.

This may seem a boring message in an age when many people seek complex therapies or, at the other end of the spectrum, a regime of medication or health supplements to aid them with various ailments. Of course, when appropriately used these things can also be helpful but it's important not to forget the basics of a healthy lifestyle and having a moderate amount of exercise is one of them!

For more information about the benefits of exercise and recommended acttivity level, please visit the NHS website at the link below:

As always, if starting to exercise (or do any other healthy activity) is something new to you, then set yourself realistic achievable goals in the amount and timing of exercise that you are going to aim for.
Good Luck!

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