Benefits of taking part in physical activity

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  • Benefits of taking part in physical actvity
    • Fitness
      • regular exercise will improve fitness
      • planned, well-thought out exercise is a good way to improve this
      • muscles strengthened, made more flexible and toned
      • burns calories alongside a controlled diet
    • Feel good
      • produces serotonin - feel good hormone
      • good for body and mind
      • look and feel better
      • helps with low self-esteem
    • Relieves stress and tension
      • provide distraction from work, school, family pressures
    • Increase self-esteem and confidence
      • overcoming a physical challenge gives a sense of achievement and boosts self-esteem
      • e.g. the London marathon
      • gives more confidence when facing other tasks
    • Improve health
      • boosts immune system, helping to fight against diseases
      • heart and lung function improves
      • social, mental and physical
    • Enjoyment
      • most people do sport because they want to
      • some people are forced to do sport
      • some people are highly competitive and want to win
      • others know it is good for them
    • Mental challenge
      • tough physical and mental challenge
      • overcome thought of the challenge
      • e.g. the London marathon

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