“If we packaged exercise into a pill it would be considered as a miracle pill because no other therapy that’s been invented yet that has the benefits of exercise. These benefits go beyond the cardio vascular system. Exercise prevents cancer of the colon, cancer of the prostate, it retards the ageing process and it is an anti depressant”
Professor Sanjay Sharma Consultant Cardiologist at St Georges Hospital and Medical Director of the London Marathon
Reduce risk of illness
According to NHS Choices, exercise can also reduce your risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of an early death by up to 30%. Whatever your age there is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you live a healthier and happier life. Research shows that physical activity can boost self esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
A long and healthy life
Now we are into Feb and the new year enthusiasm is waning I thought this is an apt time to remind us of why we run around every week in the cold! The motivation to work out with all of our group is fuelled by so much more than aesthetics (although that is an important side benefit). We all want to live a long, active and happy life and you are giving yourself the best possible chance of achieving this.
So that should be all the motivation you need to come to boxing tonight (6.45pm), Bootcamp on Sat 9.30am and 10.30am and to make the most of your PT sessions.