In the past few months, it has seemed like everything has ground to a halt. The shutdown and stay at home orders can be felt in most people’s personal and professional lives, and at the very least it has definitely had an effect that most can feel. At Waterfront Gourmet, we are proud to offer not only the best catering in the city but fresh, healthy menu offerings as well. Healthy eating is a big component of healthy living, but there’s more to it than that.
The lockdowns might mean that you can no longer routinely go to work. It might mean that you feel that you are stuck inside your home. Safety and health are important, and these measures are in the public interest, but at the same time, you shouldn’t feel like you can’t keep healthy while everything is closed down.
If you find yourself with extra time on your hands and feel that there is nothing to do and nowhere to go, just remember that there is still a whole world out there to explore. You can still get outside and take your bike for a ride or go for a walk. There are parks in the city and in the area that remain open, which, if you have never seen before, are ripe for visiting.
Even with businesses like gyms and restaurants shut down, you can still get outside and get active, and you should. If you need more reason to do so, consider these benefits of keeping active. Just remember to practice social distancing when you get out there.
There’s been a lot of evidence to suggest that physical activity can have a profound effect on the long term health of an individual’s mood. Exercise can help to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, promote a sense of well being and even happiness. Even moderate activity is linked to the release of endorphins that can buoy up your mood.
It Can Help with Weight Loss
If you’ve been trying to manage your weight and have been strapped for the time to dedicate to a routine, now might be the best time of all to get into it. Even if it just means going to daily walks around the city, a little daily exertion as a part of your routine can boost your metabolic rate while it burns calories, making it easier to lose weight.
Of course, so can healthy eating – and you can take advantage of that by ordering from our online menu or by capitalizing on the best catering services that we offer. Good eating and exercise go a long way.
Physical activity, even modern physical activity, will boost your muscle mass which in turn can make your bones stronger as well. Moderate activity can also be good for your joints and staying active may even help to stave off some of the effects of arthritis.
Speaking of muscles, your heart is a muscle, and activity will make your heart and lungs more resilient and capable as well.
Exercise Is Implicated in Preventing the Occurrence of Chronic Diseases
Those who do not regularly exercise are more likely to develop chronic diseases than those who do not. Physical exercise can help you keep fat at bay while at the same time diminishing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. It can also help to lower your blood pressure as well, which in itself can lower your risk of developing diseases.
Improve Your Mental Health
We have already stated that exercise can help to uplift your mood and help you feel better on a more regular basis, but there are benefits for your mentality that go beyond this. Exercise will improve blood flow and oxygen flow to the brain and may even stimulate the production of brain cells. Regular exercise has been linked to protecting the brain against neurodegeneration as well as increasing critical thinking skills while enhancing the function of memory.
You May Get Better Sleep
If all of these reasons weren’t enough to get you out of the house and out for a walk today, consider this last fact. Engaging in exercise is linked to getting better quality, more restful sleep. In the first place, it can lower your feelings of stress and anxiety which can make it easier to fall asleep, but it can promote more restful sleep as well.
Exercise won’t just help you get better sleep, but the effects of better sleep can be felt throughout the day as well. You may experience less fatigue during the day and notice that your focus and other mental faculties are sharper as well.
These benefits of regular exercise come as part and parcel of healthy living, which doesn’t only include keeping active but also healthy eating and healthy thinking. Together these help to promote general well being and overall health.
If those reasons weren’t enough to get you outside today, then treat yourself to a fresh treat from our online menu and stop by to pick it up in one of our open locations. Our Penn’s Landing, Dilworth Plaza, and Roberts Center locations are taking online orders that you can pick up in-store. We’re not just known for the best catering in the city but for our fresh, healthy menu offerings, so give yourself a reason to get out there, get active and treat yourself with a healthy snack at the end of it.