Estate Living Magazine Investment - Issue 34 October 2018 - Page 36

Back in the day the easiest solution to the stress of office politics , work deadlines and related issues was to pop into your GP ’ s surgery and get a script for ‘ a little something to get you through the day ’. Thankfully we now have a more holistic approach to dealing with health issues – diet and exercise .
Community Living / Well being

Gym

Africa

Back in the day the easiest solution to the stress of office politics , work deadlines and related issues was to pop into your GP ’ s surgery and get a script for ‘ a little something to get you through the day ’. Thankfully we now have a more holistic approach to dealing with health issues – diet and exercise .

Benefits of outdoor gyms
Estates generally have outdoor space allocated to recreation and fitness , ranging from playgrounds and tennis courts to paved pathways or trails for walking and running . Residents often vary in age and fitness requirements , so it ’ s not a case of ‘ one size fits all ’ when satisfying exercise and fitness needs .
To help meet these varied requirements , the team at Gym Africa supplies a range of quality outdoor gym , fitness and recreational equipment suitable and effective for general mobility and fitness for all ages , including children . Besides the obvious benefit of increased fitness , exercising outdoors has been shown to reduce anger and depression and improve your mood – the fresh air and increased oxygen consumption cause the body to produce more serotonin , the ‘ feel-good ’ chemical , meaning stress levels come down and happiness goes up . In addition to this , sunshine is the primary source of vitamin D . When our skin is exposed to sunlight we produce vitamin D3 , which increases endorphin production , improves our immune system and helps us to sleep better .
Diet options range from the extreme Banting route to the more tried-and-tested , eat-less ‘ balanced diet ’. Exercise used to rely on our pounding the streets in our running shoes or slogging it out at the nearest gym . But things have changed , and thanks to companies like Gym Africa , outdoor gyms are now the rage , and exercising in the fresh air has become the activity of choice . And where better to have access to an outdoor gym than at your own residential estate !
One of the greatest benefits , however , is the opportunity to connect with nature . Exercising outdoors helps us to connect with our environment , to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings , to ‘ stop and smell the roses ’ as it were . This connection with nature can in fact be beneficial in healing a number of maladies . The concept of natura medica , which means ‘ the healing power of nature ’ and ‘ nature is the physician of disease ’, dates back to Hippocrates – although he originally
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