Five reasons why raising money for Cued Speech UK is good for you!
It’s that time of year again! Like many of us, you might be feeling like you started January just as stuffed as the turkey that fed you during the Christmas banqueting season; that and all the trimmings, puddings, chocolates, cheeses, beer and… need I go on?
Now is the time to run off the goose fat and fulfil that New Year’s resolution to get fit for summer. Finding the incentive to drag yourself out of a nice warm bed to run down cold wet streets can be tough though, so you’re going to need something to help you maintain your motivation. The aim of raising money for Cued Speech UK will provide you with a focus for your efforts, knowing that you will be supporting our work and making a real difference to the lives of deaf children. Whether you’re planning to take part in your first 5K run, cycle in a 50-mile race, beat your ‘PB’ in a triathlon or even trek to Everest base camp – start 2019 in the most positive way by combining your personal challenge with supporting Cued Speech UK.
If you manage your training responsibly and ensure you’re following recommended exercise programmes, it won’t be long before you’re experiencing a whole host of life enhancing benefits!
One – lose weight
You know this already, right? However, it’s still worth saying that burning off excessive fat and losing weight provides huge benefits to achieving fitness. Fast paced exercise with intervals, like doing circuits, is the best way to burn fat and aerobic exercises, like running, help to improve metabolism.
Two – Slow down aging
Muscles and bones get heathier and stronger the more you use them. In addition, loss of muscle and bone due to natural process is delayed by exercise. Therefore, just by maintaining a fit and active lifestyle you can help circumvent the effects of osteoporosis. Staying active into your old age is achieved by maintaining your active lifestyle now!
Three – Lower blood pressure
Your arteries get just as much of a workout as the rest of your body when you exercise. When you are putting in the miles on your training run or lifting those weights in the gym, your cardiovascular system is keeping up with you and getting a good work-out to ensure your arteries are wide and flexed; exercise actually lowers your risk of developing high blood pressure.
Four – Boost brain power
Indulging in a sedentary lifestyle can put you at risk of dementia, which may be avoided by just taking part in a little exercise every day. Findings from research has shown that people who run or spend a minimum of 25 minutes a day on aerobic exercise can significantly improve their mental skills as they get older, helping them reduce the risk of developing problems with memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language.
Five – Improve mood
Endorphins! Endorphins! Endorphins! If you get it right, who doesn’t feel great after going for a run and releasing all those endorphins into your system, which in turn boost your mood and make you feel really positive. Just what you need to get you through a dark winter’s day in January. It’s a cycle of positivity – putting in a great training session; knowing you are getting stronger and heathier; raising money for Cued Speech UK and feeling brilliant in 2019!
So, you now have five additional reasons to help you raise money for Cued Speech UK, while also achieving your personal goal; all the motivation you need to get out there and take on the challenge of your life and feel great all year!
Pledge your support for Cued Speech UK and tell us about the personal challenge you have chosen to help you raise funds for our work. You can use our contact page on our website to get in touch. We would love to share your achievements.
You can make donations to Cued Speech UK by using our Support Us page on our website
If you have a deaf child or want to learn more about Cued Speech, you can contact Cued Speech UK by phone (01803 712853), you can use our contact page or you can send an email to [email protected]. Cued Speech UK would love to see what you have to say!