#FAST4EARTH GET FIT
“But I discipline my body and keep it under control” 1 Cor 9:27
During Lockdown you have probably eaten way more junk food than before and perhaps got less exercise
This can make us feel lethargic and stressed
Physical activity can also help you by reducing your risk of getting severe COVID, by boosting your immune system.
“Exercise has a major effect on the immune system – it’s a fact we have known for decades,”
Multiple studies have now linked moderate exercise with decreased rates of influenza, pneumonia, and other infections, as well as chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Staying active supports your immune system in a variety of ways, including reducing inflammation, increasing the presence of innate immune cells, and positively effecting your gut microbiome, all of which support your body’s defence mechanisms.
Exercise can also help to reduce stress levels.
You may be missing your gym or regular sports activity – so try something new and fun
- Free online exercise classes or yoga
- Don’t put pressure on yourself with unrealistic goals
- Find something that is fun – you will stick at it better!
Focus on health rather than weight loss. (change of diet is more important if you want to lose weight – though obviously exercise helps too)
- Have more energy, sleep better, feel happier (Exercise releases endorphins, improves your skin, gives you some alone time,