What are the benefits of going to the gym regularly?

People find that going to the gym makes them feel better in general, both physically and mentally. When we exercise, the body releases chemicals known as the ‘happy hormones' such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, which boost our sense of well-being, and suppress hormones that cause stress and anxiety.

Keeping exercise fun and consistent is key. For many people, making it a part of their social life is the way to achieve this.

Regular exercises can also help to maintain muscle mass and bone density as we age. Hormones released in the body while exercising allow muscles to grow and help prevent them from breaking down.

Once we have decided our goals, and are realistic about our lifestyle, and health, we can start to make a plan. Cardio and strength training are perhaps the most significant forms of exercise when it comes to the majority of fitness goals.

We should be clear about our goals, and how much time we can reasonably commit to, then it will be clearer how often we need to go to the gym. It should be an achievable and sustainable plan.