No matter what your age, everyone benefits from exercise. Getting children active from an early age can instil healthy habits that will last into adulthood. Older people and seniors also hugely benefit from keeping active.
Just over 30 percent of children aged two to 15 are now classed as either overweight or obese. So it’s more important than ever to get children active. Physical activity in childhood has a number of benefits.
It stimulates the development of the muscles, bones and joints, as well as the heart and lungs.
It helps children maintain a healthy weight.
It gives them an opportunity to interact with other people and make friends.
It can help children manage symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Whatever stage of life you’re currently at, there are plenty of different exercise options to try. Exercise doesn’t just mean going to the gym or heading out for a run. It may be as simple as walking to and from the shops instead of getting in the car or getting off the bus a few stops earlier.
If you don’t currently do any exercise, or haven’t for a while, it needn’t take much effort to get started. After all, doing some physical activity is better than doing none at all. Even doing a little more exercise than usual can help reduce your risk of certain long-term health conditions. And it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. By becoming more active throughout your day, you can quite easily achieve the recommended activity levels.
walking lunges – 10 each leg.
dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug or another weight)
Dumbbell standing shoulder press