Let’s get physical – 5 reasons to join the virtual #MoveGoals challenge

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Keeping active in a fast-paced world can be a tough balance to strike. Between family commitments, work deadlines, and trying to stay active somewhere in between, it can be easy to let our physical health needs take a back seat. But it’s vital to carve out time to ensure your joints and muscles stay moving, happy, and healthy.

To help keep you motivated, participants will be in line to win exciting prizes of iStore. Each time you complete an exercise on the challenge “you advance to the next designated route” to your next designated route. And the challenge doesn’t have to be done solo – you’re able to join a virtual team and together reach your #MoveGoals.

From joint strength to heart health – here are five reasons you shouldn’t skimp on taking that workout reminder from your Apple Watch and join the #MoveGoals challenge:

Your immune system will thank you

Taking time out of your day to be active regularly can help to improve your heart health as well as your lymphatic draining system. This aids your body in faster recovery from illness and injury while also strengthening your immune system against viruses. The new Apple Watch Series 7 allows you to track your health stats with ease to ensure you’re making the most out of your workouts and to know when to step away from the desk to stretch your legs. You’re able to track your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and take ECG tests, making it a breeze to stay on top of your health at all times.

Regular exercise can improve your mood and decrease stress levels

When you work out, your body releases more dopamine in your system and helps to lower your blood pressure. Exercising also helps to reduce your levels of adrenaline and cortisol – aka the hormones that fuel feelings of stress and burnout. A quick workout break will leave you feeling calmer, focused, and refreshed to continue with your day. With the ability to check your heart rate on the Apple Watch Series 7, you’re able to easily know when it’s time to take a break from the desk to step out for a moment of fresh air or simply stretch your legs around the office.

You get a reboot of energy

The ‘happy hormones’ released during a workout relieve tension and fatigue from your system, with fresh blood pumping through your body and flushing out your system. You’re left feeling refreshed, clear-headed, and re-energised to tackle your upcoming tasks with ease after a quick midday gym session.

Staying active helps strengthen your bone, joint, and muscle health

As we age our muscles, joints, and bones naturally become less agile and strong. Taking time to stretch your legs on a walk, hike or a quick high-intensity interval workout at home could make all the difference in ensuring the fluids and tension in your joints, lymphatic system and muscles get released and rejuvenated. It also helps to keep the muscles around your bones and joints healthy and strong to ensure they keep their youthful agility for longer.

In honour of health and activity, iStore will be launching an exciting #MoveGoals Challenge from 14 - 28 March that will allow you to virtually circumnavigate the African continent. Simply sync your StepSense app to your Apple Watch and iPhone to unlock the challenge when it launches. 

Strap the Apple Watch Series 7 on your wrist, get moving with the #MoveGoals challenge this March, and gift future you the ease of a stronger body and stress-free mind. Secure spot by downloading the StepSene App and join the #MoveGoals Challenge.

This post was sponsored by iStore and produced by BrandStudio24.

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