We tend to have sedentary lifestyles these days, but this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the time to get moving and keep active. It’s not just our desk-bound jobs that have made us inactive, the convenience of booking rides through various transport apps also means we don’t usually have to walk far to grab public transport.
Plus the convenience of online shopping has lessened the time we spend walking around shopping malls, looking for the best buys. And, online food delivery services also means we don’t even have to leave the house to enjoy a tasty, hearty meal. What all this points to is the simple fact that we need to move more – to avoid the ‘sitting disease’ which comes hand in hand with all the above.
Regular exercise has proven benefits in weight loss as well as fighting (and reducing chances of getting) diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions. However, the benefits of exercise go beyond disease prevention – such as your mental health. Keep reading to find out how.