We all know the importance of exercise and its numerous health benefits. During this pandemic, you might find yourself struggling with conflicting ideas: gain weight while inactive at home, or go to the gym and risk contracting coronavirus from someone. Some underlying health conditions can cause a more severe reaction to COVID-19 but the good news is that exercise can help!
General Health Benefits of Exercise
Staying active is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Everyone can benefit from exercise no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, or body type. All it takes is 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If you’re not used to moderate-to-intense exercise, you should consult your doctor before starting a new program. You should always start out slow and build as you make progress.
Some benefits of physical activity include:
Reduced stress and anxietyImproved cognition as you ageBetter sleepWeight … Continue reading