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GiP Fit - Get Physical

"The human body is the best picture of the human soul" (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

Get off those buns and get going!

The Gi Plan recommends short chunks of regular physical activity. The key is to choose an activity you enjoy that fits in with your lifestyle, your daily routine. It could be as simple as taking the dog for a brisk walk.

Remote controls, cordless phones and Internet shopping are only a few of the devices that are bringing us closer to becoming a nation of couch potatoes. And, with that comes an increased risk of obesity, and all the nasty disorders associated with it.

Keeping fit is one of the best preventive medicines available to you, often at no extra cost! Whatever your age, a total of 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week is a great insurance policy. It can be as simple as three 10-minute brisk walks in a day. This equates to around 150 minutes of 10-minute slots each week. The Gi Plan recommends two 10-minute bursts each day, which is 140 minutes per week.

Try these tips to get you started.

Shedding those pounds is a simple balance between the calories you take in as food and the calories you use up by daily physical activity. Interestingly, there is a strong link between exercise and mental health. People who choose regular exercise are less likely to suffer depression, by keeping themselves uplifted and motivated. The link between the mind and body is inseparable as the chemicals that exercise produces, promote well being.

Here are some reminders about the benefits for making exercise a natural part of your daily routine.

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