Research commissioned by Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life suggests that fashion trends and concerns about our appearance could be having a detrimental effect on the long term health and fitness of our nation’s women.
70% of research respondents admitted they don’t do the ‘minimum’ daily recommended amount of exercise every week which is essential for maintaining long-term good health. One third of the respondents stated the reason for not always doing the recommended exercise were related to vanity and fashion, this includes not wanting to ruin their hair or make up!
The findings are a concern for Cancer charities as there is a link between cancer and being inactive. We want you to stay healthy so here are a few tips on how keep fit and look good:
- With its transition of gym to street wear, exercise clothing has never looked so good! There is something flattering for all ages and sizes
- Exercise releases endorphins; these help to naturally make you feel good and increase your self-confidence
- Exercise has benefits for both the inside and outside of the body, make sure you do the minimum suggested amount which is 30 minutes a day 5 days a week
- Remember to enjoy a healthy and balanced diet