20.02.24

Why we should all love being active

It’s easy to take for granted the incredible gift of movement that we’ve been given. Our bodies are capable of so much, and it’s essential to take a moment to appreciate them. Whether it’s a morning jog, an evening yoga class, or a weekend hike, every bit of movement contributes to our overall wellbeing.

Love Being Active week at Life Leisure takes place from 18th – 22nd March 2024, and it’s all about celebrating the joy of physical activity and the countless benefits it brings to our lives.

Physical activity isn’t just about staying fit; it’s also about nurturing our social and emotional wellbeing. When we exercise, we release endorphins that boost our mood and reduce stress. Plus, being active together creates bonds and connections that can last a lifetime.

Here are some compelling reasons why we should all love being active:

Boosts physical health: Regular exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy body. It strengthens muscles, improves cardiovascular health, and enhances flexibility and endurance. From reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes to promoting better sleep and digestion, the benefits of physical activity are numerous.

Improves mental health: Exercise is a powerful mood booster and stress reliever. When we engage in physical activity, our bodies release endorphins, often referred to as “feel-good” hormones. These chemicals can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, leaving us feeling happier and more relaxed.

Encourages social connections: Whether it’s joining a group exercise class or going for a walk with friends, being active provides opportunities to connect with others. Shared experiences create bonds and foster a sense of belonging, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Promotes longevity: Leading an active lifestyle is one of the keys to living a longer, healthier life. Studies have consistently shown that individuals who exercise regularly are more likely to live longer than those who are sedentary. By investing in our physical health today, we’re setting ourselves up for a more vibrant and fulfilling future.

Provides enjoyable recreation: Finally, let’s not forget that being active is fun! Whether it’s playing a sport, dancing, hiking, or swimming, there’s an activity out there for everyone to enjoy. Finding something you love to do makes it easier to stick to a regular exercise routine and ensures that staying active remains a source of joy and fulfilment in your life.

At Life Leisure, we believe in the power of community and the positive impact it can have on our lives. That’s why Love Being Active week is not just about individual fitness goals but also about coming together as a community to support each other on our journey to health and happiness.

During Love Being Active week, we want to highlight the diverse opportunities available at Life Leisure for people in Stockport to embrace a more active lifestyle. From kids’ classes to inclusive fitness sessions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We want to make sure that everyone in our community is aware of these opportunities and feels welcome to participate.

So, let’s celebrate ourselves and our commitment to leading healthier, more active lives. Let’s embrace the physical, social, and emotional benefits of being active, and let’s do it together as a community. Together, we can create a healthier, happier Stockport!

Join us for Love Being Active week at Life Leisure from 18th – 22nd March, and let’s celebrate the joy of movement and the power of community. Together, we’re building a brighter, healthier future for all. Get involved on social media by using the hashtag #LoveBeingActive and tell us why you love being active and how that looks for you.

Back to News

Other News

01.04.24

Welcome to the family

Read More
18.03.24

Embracing everyday movement

Read More
05.03.24

The key to leading a healthier, more active life

Read More
12.02.24

Embrace self-love this Valentines Day

Read More
06.02.24

Why Padel is one of the world’s fastest growing sports

Read More
18.01.24

A guide to overcoming gym anxiety

Read More
02.01.24

Don’t sweat, just smile

Read More
19.12.23

Celebrating the joy of physical activity this holiday season

Read More
12.12.23

How swimming can nurture the body and mind

Read More
21.11.23

Embrace the chill: Cold season self-care tips

Read More
16.11.23

Prioritising children’s health and wellbeing

Read More
01.11.23

How exercise can be a powerful form of self-care

Read More
31.10.23

Bridging the gap for families in Stockport

Read More
24.10.23

5 fun and active half-term activities

Read More
05.10.23

Simplify your nutrition with 5-ingredient, 5-step recipes

Read More
02.10.23

5 simple ways to focus on yourself

Read More
28.09.23

Raising funds and spirits for Mind

Read More
26.09.23

The power of togetherness

Read More
13.09.23

National Fitness Day: Your Path to a Healthier You

Read More
22.08.23

Riding the Wave of Excitement: Celebrating the Tour of Britain Race

Read More
09.08.23

Staying fit and active during summer: Tips for motivation

Read More
01.08.23

Life Leisure: More than just a workout

Read More
27.07.23

Train #BetterTogether this International Day of Friendship

Read More
05.07.23

Why being active is even #BetterTogether

Read More
12.06.23

Men’s health week: Men’s health and the internet

Read More
07.06.23

Beginners guide to running

Read More
15.05.23

Mental Health Awareness Week

Read More
01.05.23

Your fitness, your choice

Read More
25.04.23

Spring into fitness

Read More
11.04.23

What’s your choice?

Read More
14.03.23

Spring clean your health!

Read More
13.02.23

Take care of ‘Number One’ this Valentines

Read More
07.02.23

Cycle scheme will provide wheels for all

Read More
01.01.23

Don’t Sweat, Just Smile

Read More
20.02.24

Walking for wellness

Read More
08.02.24

Life Leisure is unexpected haven for Cheadle widower

Read More