The Benefits of Keeping Active

Here at the Camel Trail we’re big believers in keeping active!

Although we’d love to see you down here at the Camel Trail, we understand if you choose to explore somewhere else but we’re just glad if you choose an active lifestyle. There are plenty of benefits to leading an active lifestyle (and more than enough negative reasons of not doing so), so we thought we’d share of them with you. Before we jump into these, it’s important to remember that everyone is built a little differently, so you might not always get the same benefits as the next person.

So without further ado, let’s list of a few of the benefits to leading an active lifestyle:

Avoid developing certain long term health conditions

Whether you’re cycling or walking, staying active is a great way to lower your risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. As we get older we’re presented with more and more health problems, many of which can be negated by regular activity. Taking a brisk walk every day and help build strength in the muscles in your legs and also strengthen your joints which otherwise might grow weak with disuse.

Get fit in a sustained healthy manor

If you’ve already got a bit out of shape then you should consider engaging in a regimen of regular exercise as a way if getting on top of your fitness. Daily exercise might sound like a chore, but in reality it can be as simple as a brisk walk to the shops or a light jog around the park. Keeping your legs busy is a great way to boost your bone density, not to mention avoiding such health issues a varicose veins. The cost of varicose vein treatment can often be quite pricey, so it’s best to avoid developing them all together by keeping your legs busy!

Build strength in your core

Don’t underestimate the huge difference that even a couple of day’s light exercise can do for your core health. Our abdominal muscles and the muscles surrounding them are hugely important in maintaining overall health. You don’t need to be cracking out hundreds of sit-ups every day to strengthen your core, by engaging your core whilst you walk or cycle you’ll be able to improve your balance and improve your posture. A strong core is the centre of overall fitness and something that you should make a priority, whatever form of activity you choose to pursue.

Improve your mood!

Finally, one of the best benefits of regular activity that we can think of is the endorphins that the body releases in response to exercise. Endorphins are released by the brain whenever the body engages in a sustained period of exercise. These endorphins work in tandem with receptors in our brain which work to reduce pain, boost mood and even improve self-esteem. A prolonged, consistent exercise regime can help to regularly boost one’s mood and ward off anxiety or even feelings of depression.