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What Exercising Regularly For a Year Has Done For Me

Sitting down for too many hours a day, and not being active can seriously damage our health. Maybe not now, but in the future. A lack of physical activity is linked to obesity, muscle weakness, poor heart health and so much more. It can lead to feeling sluggish, tired, lethargic, a low mood and can exacerbate feelings of depression and anxiety. Your body will get stiffer and weaker and your joints will start to suffer. But reading this and knowing it’s probably true, will probably not get you to exercise. Like smoking…the warning images on the cigarette packets do not stop people from smoking!

I used to sit down a lot. I have struggled to maintain my weight (I like my food) and I’ve struggled to stay motivated to exercise. I am not one to be getting up at 5am in the morning to go out for a run or get to the gym before work. I procrastinate and I make excuses. I find every reason I can think of to put it off and hear myself saying time and again “I’ll start tomorrow or next week”. I might burn a few calories off shopping or going for a walk now and again, but I know, as we all do, I wasn’t doing enough.

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