Why should I stay active?
Staying physically active is crucial for maintaining good health and well-being throughout our lives. Regular exercise has numerous benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases, improving mental health, boosting energy levels, and enhancing overall quality of life.
Here is a list of different benefits of being active:
- Help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
- Increase the amount of glucose used by the muscles for energy, so it may sometimes lower blood glucose (sugar) levels
- Help the body to use insulin more efficiently – regular activity can help reduce the amount of insulin you have to take
- Improve your diabetes management (particularly type 2 diabetes1)
- Strengthen your bones
- Reduce stress levels and symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Improve your sleep