Many many congratulations on your retirement. Now you can have all the time in this world to focus on your health and well-being. Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow you to enjoy these benefits.
Before going into active mode, get yourself examined. Get your blood-pressure checked, check if any kind of physical activity gives you pain or causes dizziness. Exercise may block negative thoughts or distract you from daily worries. Exercising with others provides an opportunity for increased social contact. Increased fitness may lift your mood and improve your sleep patterns. Exercise may also change levels of chemicals in your brain, such as serotonin, endorphins and stress hormones.
Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, boost your health and have fun. For most healthy adults, the Bellaire ER recommends at least 30 minutes a week of physical activity daily to have a healthy and happy life.