Is your health worth 2% of your time?
Including 30 minutes of physical activity has many health benefits including a healthier heart, weight loss, reduced stress, improved memory etc. However, many of us do not meet the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity every day and thus missing out on these important health benefits.
The ethos of the Limerick Sports Partnership is to make sport and physical activity more accessible to all and to encourage and motivate people to get active. To highlight the importance of including 30 minutes of physical activity every day the Limerick Sports Partnership has created a 46-day challenge where staff and members of the public do some form of physical activity for 30 minutes every day during lent. We use the tag line “instead of giving up something for lent why don’t you take on a healthy challenge.”
The Challenge involves being physically active for 30 minutes every day from Wednesday 14th February until Saturday 31st March. To help motivate others to get active we encourage you to share your experience through social media. This challenge will not only improve your fitness and health but will inspire others to get active too.
There are many ways to get active including walking, cycling, exercise classes, games, sports, dancing, swimming, gardening etc. So why not take this opportunity to try different activities and improve your physical and mental health.