Alarmingly, over 50% of South Africans are overweight and unhealthy. Stop being a part of this worrying statistic! Regular exercise and proper nutrition will ensure that you get the most out of every day, thus enjoying a healthier life. Exercise and proper nutrition translate into numerous benefits! Here are some of the many reasons you should start living a healthy lifestyle:
Stress produces a hormone called Cortisol, which deposits a fatty layer around the mid-section, while exercise produces happy hormones known as endorphin’s which counteract the negative effects of Cortisol.
Due to lifestyle changes, we lose muscle mass as we grow older and only exercise will build the muscle mass that is required to produce the energy that leads to a faster metabolism.
Prevention is always better than a cure: a healthy lifestyle will decrease your chances of life threatening diseases like high blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis, obesity, etc.
Exercise and proper nutrition will help you sleep better. Sleep is vital as it is the time when your body rebuilds and is revitalised.