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Health and Happiness go Hand in Hand

runtastic HEALTH & HAPPINESS GO HAND IN HAND FACTS & FIGURES ON ACTIVE LIFESTYLE BENEFITS Summer has arrived and you might be thinking primarily of toned legs or six pack abs when you visit the gym or lace up those running shoes... But, did you know that keeping active and fit is also an incredibly important component of your mental health, avoiding many illnesses & boosting happiness? Read on to discover why you should keep moving this month (and every month) – especially on those days when you might be feeling down and out. #Runtastic #LiveLong Exercise can lower risk of depression by 30% 7+ live longer You sleep significantly better & feel more alert during the day People who are physically active & of a healthy weight, when you get at least live approx. 7 years longer than those who are inactive and obese.? 150 minutes of exercise a week!3 Physical activity relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety and improves mood." Being active cuts the risk of having a cold by nearly 50%: People who maintain an active lifestyle have a 45% lower risk of developing heart disease than sedentary people. Men who lift weights for 150 minseach week have a 34% lower risk of diabetes. Adding regular cardiovascular exercise slashes the risk by 59%! Women who exercise at moderate to vigorous levels for more than three hours R.I.P. per week have a 30-40% Exercise can lower your risk of early death by up to lower risk of breast cancer. 30% 10 -3.7 kg 63 Over 90% Users of the Runtastic Libra Smartscale lose an average of of Runtastic users report a 3.7 kg positive mood after completing a fitness activity. Awesome! in the first month of use. Runtastic runners cover an average of 16% more 16% distance per month after using Runtastic for one year. more GOLD Members are tops in our community when it comes to goals reached & health benefits derived, as a result of higher: monthly activities, distance covered, duration of activities & total calories burned. Keep it up! Sources: 1. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Whybeactive.aspx 2. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/Physical-activity-improves-quality-of-life_UCM_307977_Article.jsp 3. Mental Health & Physical Activity Journal, December 2011 4. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/staying-active-full-story/ 5. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/specialtopic/physical-activity/exercise%27s-effects-on-the-heart.html 6. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-11664660 7. http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1008208-13-benefits-weightlifting-one-tells/#slide=7 8. http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1008208-13-benefits-weightlifting-one-tells/#slide=7 9. http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/prevention-and-healthy-living/physical-activity/physical-activity-and-cancer-risk 10. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Whybeactive.aspx suntastic www.runtastic.com

Health and Happiness go Hand in Hand

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Read on to discover why you should keep running this month (and every month)

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