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Just 20 minutes of exercise – It will make you feel better

February 7, 2015
Just 20 minutes of exercise

Just 20 minutes of exerciseIts Saturday and I’ve just come back from my regular weekly run with my ‘Saturday Sisters’.  It was quite busy this morning with lots of people walking and jogging to start their day. I heard a couple talking as they walked past. He said ‘I don’t think we walked 6 km’ and his wife replied ‘It doesn’t matter at least we did something’.  That response says it all.  As long as you do some sort of activity you are doing yourself and your body a favour.Just 20 minutes of exercise like walking or stretching or running or Zumba is all we need to be active.  Of course the optimal is 30 minutes x 5 times per week but something is better than nothing.

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Being active brings so many benefits

  • It makes us fit which means we can do more and get more out of life.
  • It helps us mentally as it gets the endorphins going – these are the feel good hormones.  You know, when you have exercised and you say “I didn’t really want to go that but I’m glad I did” – that’s the endorphins working!
  • It can prolong our life
  • It can make us social by joining a team or running or walking group

Can’t get motivated?  Why not join our #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook community for support and encouragement or find a workout buddy and get fit together!

If you want to know more here is an article on how exercise helps depression www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression.

Done your 10 minutes today?So whatever you like to do for exercise – get moving you will feel better for it!

  • Walk
  • Run
  • Dance
  • Swim
  • Zumba
  • Cycle

Just do something you love and you will be more likely to stick with it – YOU CAN DO IT!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Anna February 7, 2015 at 13:55

    So true! Often when I haven’t felt like doing anything I think to myself “ok just 10 minutes and you can stop” but before I know it I’ve done an hour and feeling great. Haha

    • Reply sue February 7, 2015 at 14:32

      Thanks Anna! You are my first comment woo! hoo! Yes the hardest part is getting going and once you do you feel so much better. Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Reply Minnie L Douglas April 13, 2015 at 09:16

    Hi there, I love this post, thanks for sharing this, as I’m reading this, I think I need to get moving. Oh, and, I love the picture of that kitty cat.

    • Reply sue April 13, 2015 at 09:38

      thanks for your comment Minnie – Yes it only takes 10 minutes!

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