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If your exercise regime has taken a knock in recent months and you’re lacking the motivation to get back on track, it’s worth remembering the wide range of benefits it brings.
Staying active isn't just about losing weight or toning up. It can also improve your mental health and reduce your risk of multiple diseases.
The physical benefits include:
Exercise also improves your mental health by:
So how much exercise should you do? The UK’s National Health Service recommends adults do a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise every week.
Try to combine different types of activities to make sure you’re using all your muscles, and spread your exercise sessions across the week.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Dr Maureen Baker, is ready to help. Just drop your comment into our latest Facebook post. She'll pick the best question of the day and post a reply. #askMaureen
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