As an individual that has always felt that my lifestyle was active enough to not require me to undertake any exercise, I've recently become very weight conscious. Growing towards the end of my young adult period of life, I'm aware of curves forming in the wrong places and do not ever wish to be a friend of cellulite. Days when I would carelessly tuck into a double chocolate chip muffin from Starbucks for breakfast are truly over... Now every cake, packet of crisps and chocolate bar all have one name "Weight gain". Exercise has now become an important way to start my day (after been told on numerous occasions that this is the time of day when it has most effect) and feeling peckish now calls for a helping of fruit instead of a packet of Walkers crisps.
With this living healthier way of thinking coming in to effect, I've started to explore the other benefits exercise can have on life in general. Like the endorphins that are released during exercise that combat stress and the fact that exercise helps to maintain a more efficient immune system. Not to mention that various parts of my body now physically feel more supple, increasing my flexibility.
I never would have thought that exercise could help with battles against the more serious illnesses such as cancer though. Have a look at this video from Macmillan...
Makes you think doesn't it?