Mental Health Benefits
• Recreation is “re-creation.” It gives us an opportunity for meditation and relaxation.
• Regular exercise can reduce tension and mild depression, and increase mental alertness.
• The increased flow of oxygen to the brain and the release of endorphins.
• Adrenaline, and serotonin along with taking a break from the books help.
• Elevate your mood.
• Moderate amounts of regular exercise can increase immunity to infectious disease.
• Exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
Losing or Maintaining Weight
• Body composition can be improved by making exercise and good nutrition a part of
• Because exercise helps burn fat and build muscle, you will look and feel better.
• Combining aerobic exercises and strength exercises works the best. Aerobic exercise burns calories
while strength exercises build muscle.
• Increased muscle increases the metabolism.
How to Stay Motivated
Realistic Goals - If your plan is too ambitious, you might find it too hard to maintain.
Add Variety - Varying activities helps maintain interest.
Start Slowly - Pick a pace that you can work with at moderate intensity.
Stick to three sessions a week at first.
Workouts can be gradually lengthened and intensity increased comfortably.
Forget the expression “no pain, no gain!”
Convenience - Lack of convenience can provide us with a good excuse to stop the activity.
Support - Exercising with a partner often helps people stick to the plan.
Make it Routine - Figure out a way to make exercise a regular
Exercise Should Be Fun and Balanced
Even exercise should be done in moderation!
Exercise is a way to keep our bodies and minds healthy.
Everybody’s Body is different. Value your uniqueness!