There is a lot to look forward to this spring and summer Halton Region! As the spring starts to warm up, and the summer days start shining through; it’s time to get outside and get moving. Did you know that getting as little as 30 minutes of exercise a day can deliver huge benefits for our bodies? From biking/walking with friends and family, to playing sports throughout the day, getting outside and being active will provide your bodies with huge benefits. Here are some examples of the benefits that could help boost your health and well-being.
- Increased heart health
Lifelong heart health begins with the habits we build as children and youth – by exercising for 30 minutes a day you keep your heart happy and the blood flow moving – so hop, skip, run or bike on the school journey!
- Helps keep you in shape
By exercising for 30 minutes a day you can keep your growing body strong and in shape. As you stick with it you will start a great routine for the future.
- Reduces stress levels and mood booster
If you’re having, or have had a rough day at school/work, exercising will increase your brain activity and the positive chemicals in your brain. This will help reduce your stress levels and help create a strong mental capacity.
- Improves your memory
School can be tough! Going for a nice 30 minute bike ride with friends and family can help boost your memory and help you remember all the information you’re learning.
- Gives you an energy booster
After a long day everyone feels their tank hitting empty. Instead of going inside and sitting on the couch, get outside and get your body moving! Those 30 minutes of exercise will help get oxygen and nutrients to your brain and muscles while giving your body the shakeup it needs to stay energized.
- Stirs up creativity
Having trouble with a project? Can’t figure out a problem? Taking a half hour break and going for a walk or bike ride, will help get your creative juices flowing and can give you the inspiration you need to get that work done.
- Helps improve confidence
Some days you may feel like you’re in the dumps. However, if you take the time to get active and get outside, those sunny rays will kick out those gloomy feelings and will have you feeling better than ever.