66 Day Chal­lenge - ex­er­cise

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

It’s never too late – or too early – to make a habit of daily ex­er­cise. • We’ve all heard that ex­er­cise is good for you but did you know that reg­u­lar ex­er­cise can: • Make you feel hap­pier • Help weight loss • In­crease en­ergy lev­els • Re­duce the risk of chronic dis­eases • Help skin health • Help brain health and mem­ory Help pro­mote good sleep and re­lax­ation Re­duce pain Fur­ther­more it’s med­i­cally proven that peo­ple who do reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity have: • up to a 35% lower risk of coro­nary heart dis­ease and stroke up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 di­a­betes up to a 50% lower risk of colon can­cer up to a 20% lower risk of breast can­cer a 30% lower risk of early death up to an 83% lower risk of os­teoarthri­tis up to a 68% lower risk of hip frac­ture a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults) up to a 30% lower risk of de­pres­sion up to a 30% lower risk of dementia What’s not to like?

So whether you fancy your­self as a jog­ger or a gym bunny, a walker or a swim­mer, a foot­baller or a net­ball player, or if you pre­fer some gen­tle yoga, Tai Chi or stretch and tone, why not make your 66 Day Chal­lenge about tak­ing just 20 min­utes each day to get mov­ing.

Come along and try one or more taster ses­sions at the Mid Ar­gyll 66 Day Chal­lenge Event, Wed­nes­day 17 Oc­to­ber at Lochgilp­head Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. On of­fer is Zumba, Zumba Gold, Tai Chi for Health, Move It Or Lose It (ex­er­cise for the over 60s) Stretch and Tone and Yoga.

Mid Ar­gyll Health and Well­be­ing are or­gan­is­ing the 66 Day Chal­lenge.

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