Benefits of exercise

BBC Science – Healthy living: How to live longer

Benefits of exercise
The pressures of home and family life can make it feel like there’s little time to exercise…
Exercise means a healthier heart because it reduces several cardiovascular risks, including high blood pressure and heart disease…
Being physically active can bolster good mental health and help you manage stress, anxiety and even depression…
Bone health
In childhood our bones are strong and, if they break, they usually repair quickly. When we get older this process slows down and our joints can become weak and fragile…¬†¬†Lifestyle factors such as having a calcium-rich diet and exercising frequently can keep bones healthy and minimise the risk of fractures…