Research makes it clear that exercise boosts our health. Studies show that active people have lower incidences of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, and Type 2 diabetes, and usually live longer than people who are sedentary. Exercise also improves focus, energy, sleep, and creativity. Exercise makes people less likely to develop depression and reduces anxiety, and is linked to happy moods.
But many of us don’t get much physical activity. The encouraging thing is that when we go from no activity to a little activity, we get great benefits. We get a big boost from a (relatively) small effort.
I am going to walk towards walking much more in 2020, focusing on The Year of Loving Me!