Now that the Brain Tumour Walk is just around the corner, it seems fitting to highlight the importance of moving and some of its benefits on overall health before we head out June 27.
Did you know that about one in four adults sit for more than eight hours a day? While this is becoming more common in an online world, living a completely sedentary life can negatively impact your life.
Increasing your overall physical activity at any age can help lower risk factors for health conditions.
Here are just a few reasons to get moving.
1. Improved memory and thinking skills:
During exercise, your body creates hormones called endorphins. These hormones help with concentration and mental sharpness. Physical activity is also known to stimulate the growth of new brain cells.
2. Better sleep:
One of the best ways to get a good night’s sleep is by being active throughout the day. Participating in any form of physical activity during the day can reset your sleep-wake cycle allowing for sleepiness to occur later on – giving you a restful night.
3. Improved mood:
Walking is one of the best lifestyle remedies for both the mind and body. While walking, your body releases many more “happy” endorphins which have pain-relieving and immune boosting properties.
Overall, increasing your level of activity at any age can have many benefits.
Why not do it for a good cause?
On June 27, 2021, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is hosting a nationwide Brain Tumour Walk celebration to help raise funds and awareness to #EndBrainTumours. These walk events are part of a cross-Canada movement, and we believe that people affected by brain tumours should never walk alone.
The money raised through the Brain Tumour Walk helps fund critical brain tumour research, compassionate support services, trusted information, and advocacy to help brain tumour patients and survivors live longer, better, and with hope.
We walk to celebrate survivors, to honour and remember those who have passed, to raise awareness, and to find a cure with the hope that one day we will end brain tumours.
Get moving on your registration at www.braintumourwalk.ca and we’ll see you at the #BrainTumourWalk to #EndBrainTumours