Why it Works
It can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit and an average of 66 days for a new behaviour to become automatic. Receiving your stunning reward every 30 days helps to motivate you and a little reward chemical Dopamine often brings a smile - Place the reward into your Picture Frame especially when you are visually driven too.
The benefits of Exercise
A healthier lifestyle starts with one small step
- Reduce stress
- Improve blood circulation
- Heart rate
- Lung capacity
- Strengthens Muscle tone
- Risk of Diabetes 2
- Improve mental health
- Helps to maintain a healthier weight - by burning calories
- Improves sleep
- Adds years to life expectancy
Taken from NHS site
It's medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
- up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
- up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- a 30% lower risk of early death
- up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
Inactivity is described by the Department of Health as a "silent killer". Evidence is emerging that sedentary behaviour, such as sitting or lying down for long periods, is bad for your health.
What happens in the Brain with Rewards
- Releases a large amount of the mood-boosting endorphins
- Better brain and memory functions
- Researchers think this may be because aerobic exercise increases levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin and norepinephrine, and causes the brain to generate new neurons.
- Working out also boosts the chemicals that support and prevent degeneration of the hippocampus, an important part of your brain for memory and learning
- The brain releases dopamine, the “reward chemical,” in response to any form of pleasure. And yes, our good friend exercise can kick off a considerable wave of dopamine.
- exercise is there for people while they recover from addition. Physical activity can distract people from cravings whilst they are trying to quit and addition such as smoking - and turning to snacking!
- Working out while on the wagon has other benefits too. Excessive alcohol use disrupts many body processes, including circadian rhythms. As a result, people with alcohol use disorder may find they have trouble falling asleep without drinking.