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Six Simple ways for people in London to reap the rewards of exercising

In this Wellbeing Wednesday two-minute update, we look at
the benefits of exercising and why it could be easier than you think to get
moving again.

We’ve been through some historically uncertain times this
year.

But with the recent announcements around the highly
promising vaccines to combat Covid-19, brighter times have appeared on the
global horizon.

During this period of uncertainty, one thing has become
crystal clear, and that’s the importance of exercising regularly for your mind
and body.

According to the NHS, the benefits include:

Reducing stress levels

Strengthening your immunity

Maintaining a steady weight

Improving your memory and brain functioning

Helping you to sleep better

Increasing feel-good endorphins to boost your mood

Yes, it seems that exercise is one of those things that we
all know is good for us, but not all of us do it.

So, with that in mind, we jumped on the internet to find six
easy ways to get moving.

1)
Housework Out – Did you know that doing
the domestic chores for 30 minutes can burn up to 220 calories on average. Time
to get the mop out?

2)
Working Out at the Car Wash – Getting
your vehicle shiny and clean isn’t just easy on the eye, it’s helpful to the
waistline, because on average washing your car can burn around 314 calories an
hour.

3)
Keep on Track– Keeping tabs on how much
you’ve exercised can be hugely motivating. And it’s never been easier to chart
the number of steps you’ve taken in a day, or the calories you’ve burned,
thanks to smartphones and fitness trackers.

4)
Find a Fitness Friend– Although we’re
all still being encouraged to socially distance, nothing is stopping you
calling a friend and suggesting doing three 30-minute exercise sessions a week.
You don’t have to do these together, but it keeps you motivated knowing you are
accountable to someone and you spur each other on.

5)
Small Things Add Up– Next time you are
waiting for the kettle to boil, do some stretches. Or park a little further
away on the school run. A series of small steps in the right direction can put
you on the path to feeling much fitter.

6)
Now We’re Walking – The most
straightforward way to exercise is a low impact, brisk walk. It provides a
change of scenery, some fresh air, and a new stimulus for the brain.

Before embarking on any new exercise plan, consult your
doctor or a fitness professional.

And if you are thinking of moving home, consult us for
honest, expert, and friendly advice.

At Holland Properties, our passion is to help people
across London get moving. And for us to do that, we need to stay
fighting fit, so we’ll be trying out the above ideas.

What’s your best exercise tip?

Thanks for reading.

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