Physical fitness offers lots of health and other benefits! Here are eight key reasons why exercise is important:.
- Decrease risk of disease
- Feel great physically
- Look better
- Sleep better
- Live longer—up to five years according to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine!
- Keep in shape so you can enjoy leisure activities
- Avoid injury and safely perform work and home chores
- Increase mental health and social wellbeing
The last point is especially interesting. According to studies in the Lancet physical activity brings “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep, and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness."