Built for movement

Many health benefits of exercise

Your body is built for movement. When you move, a lot happens in your body that makes you more energetic and stronger. Physical activity such as brisk walking, gardening or outdoor activities can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health problems, among others.

Break your sedentary lifestyle

Prolonged sedentary behaviour increases the risk of disease, even if you exercise several times a week. That’s why it’s important to increase your daily movement if you sit a lot. Take several short movement breaks during the day.

Move for half an hour a day

You need to get active to get fit and build strong muscles. Half an hour of moderately strenuous activity a day is enough. It doesn’t have to be all at once. Fifteen minutes twice a day or several five-minute sessions work just as well. Remember that every step counts.

Exercise your muscles in everyday life

Two to three times a week is a good time to exercise the strength of your muscles. Climbing stairs is good for both your fitness and your leg muscles. For your movements to have a real effect, you need to warm up and get your heart rate and breathing up.

All forms of movement have a positive effect on your body

Moderate exercise can have major health benefits, both physically and mentally. Regular movement strengthens muscles, which in turn protect joints and bones. It also increases your mobility and balance, which in turn reduces the risk of falls and broken bones.

less stressed & sleep better

When you move, your blood circulation increases. This allows cells to take up more oxygen. This makes it easier for the body to deal with things that can be harmful to the body, such as elevated stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. You’ll feel better with less stress and get better sleep.

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This is an excerpt from a Swedish article. You find the full article here: https://www.1177.se/Kalmar-lan/liv–halsa/traning-och-fysisk-halsa/rorelse-ar-livsviktigt/