66 Day Challenge - exercise
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.