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Get more active

Get more active

In this week's challenge you must Get more active.Living an active life is important to staying healthy. Staying active helps to reduce your risk of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Exercise has also been linked to improved mental health and cognitive function.You don’t have to be a distance runner to improve your health. The most important thing is that you’re staying active. It helps to give your heart a workout, stay strong,maintain a healthy weight. Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing numerous health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you can't cut through diet alone.There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine.

Benefits of Being Active:

  1. Have more vitality

    Being Active has been shown to improve your mood and decrease feelings of depression, anxiety and stress (2Trusted Source).It produces changes in the parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety. It can also increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression.

  2. Better shape

    Being Active is crucial to supporting a fast metabolism and burning more calories per day. It also helps you maintain your muscle mass and weight loss.

  3. Better mental health

    It improves blood flow to the brain and helps brain health and memory. Among older adults, it can help protect mental function.

  4. Manage stress better

    feeling more energetic

  5. Combats health conditions and disease.

    Being active gives better health and reduces the risk you getting diseased

  6. Promotes better sleep.

    Although it can help some people fall asleep quickly, being active can help you get good sleep.

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Being active is good for your health, but it also has countless other benefits - like making your life more enjoyable.It is first and foremost an opportunity to have fun. Use these special moments to relax, forget about work, think about something else and change your mood. Being active is good for both your body and your mind, as well as adding years to your life and life to your years!. An active lifestyle has many benefits. Studies show that regular physical activity not only improves the quality of your daily life, but also increases your lifespan by reducing the risk of chronic illness.

Tips To Be More Active:

  1. Go for walks.

  2. Take the stairs.

  3. Clean vigorously.

  4. Use a basket instead of a shopping cart.

  5. Park further away.

  6. Play with your pets.

  7. Pace/clean while on the phone.

  8. Set an alarm.

Suggested Reading:

25 ways to be more active - Learn more here.

How to be more active - Learn more here.

Get active every day - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 7/21/2019

2  members have accepted this challenge.
2  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 
Naresh K Chadha 

The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

How it works:
1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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