Looking after your physical health not only improves your fitness levels but helps you perform well at work, both mentally and physically. Benefits include:
Improving your immune system
Reducing your risk of medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure
Managing your weight
Helping with sleep
Reducing the physical and mental affects of stress
Just 30 minutes a day of an activity that makes you warm and breathe at a slightly faster rate than normal can reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Physical activity is not just formal exercise but includes household tasks e.g. cleaning the car or windows, vacuuming, walking the dog, stair climbing, gardening and dancing as long as it is done at a rate similar to brisk walking by increasing your heart and breathing rate for a 10 minute minimum period.
Local Clubs and Activities
Cardiff Park Run is a 5km run that is held every Saturday throughout the year at 9am that is free of charge. There are also links to information on other nearby Park Runs including Barry Island, Newport, Pontypridd etc.