7 Reasons To Exercise For 1 Hour Every Day

Eating a balanced diet isn’t the only thing you need to do to keep your body healthy. Exercise helps strengthen your bones and muscles which can help you stay fit and active when you are older. Freddy recommends doing at least 1 hour of exercise every day to keep us fit and strong.

1. Exercise is good for your heart.

Did you know your heart is actually a muscle? Like other muscles in your body, your heart will get bigger and stronger with exercise because it has to pump blood round your body faster.

2. Exercise makes your body better.

Some activities such as football or skipping can make you stronger so you can run faster or for longer. Some exercise such as dancing and yoga makes your body more flexible and others like cricket might improve other skills such as batting or catching.

3. Exercise is good for your mood.

Whilst different exercises maybe be good for different parts of your body, all exercise is good for your mood! When you exercise, you brain releases feel good chemicals which make you feel happier and more relaxed.

4. Exercise Helps You Concentrate.

Believe it or not, exercising every day actually helps your concentration by improving the blood flow to your brain. This helps you stay alert and provides the nutrients and oxygen your brain needs to work at its best.

5. Exercise Helps You Sleep Better.

Although it's best not to exercise just before bed, exercising during the day or after school will increase your body temperature and releases tension. As your body cools down afterwards over the next few hours it makes it easier to fall into a deep sleep.

6. Practice Makes Perfect.

You may find you love a particular sport such as netball, karate, swimming or football. Regular practice will help you become even better at playing your favourite sports as well as keep your body healthy.

7. Exercise is fun!

Exercise can be great fun, especially if you do it with friends. Remember you don't have to enjoy playing sports to exercise. Running about with your friends, riding your bike, roller blading or even skipping are all classed as exercise too so there are plenty of fun ways to stay active.

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