Whatever Moves You
Sport Relief Week 2018 – 17-23 March
The idea of Sport Relief Week is that you do some kind of physical or sporting activity to raise money for the Comic Relief charity. Their motto this year “Whatever Moves You”.
This is excellent advice because you don’t have to run a marathon to get the benefits of exercise (or to raise money for charity for that matter). Especially since the new catch phrase these days seems to be “Sitting is the new smoking”. We need to incorporate some kind of physical activity into our daily lives.
Daily movement reduces the risk of many health conditions— protect your health! If you already have a condition, movement reduces the symptoms. Research shows that movement helps with conditions across a broad range:
- Many forms of cancer
- Depression, stress, and anxiety
- Cardiometabolic diseases including prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, stroke
- Musculoskeletal health, including osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis