What are the benefits of exercise? There are numerous benefits from exercising regularly. These are both physical and psychological, and, for this reason, we actively encourage it. Why not try out a new physical activity and see if you like it? Whatever you do, be it running, cycling, swimming, rowing, playing football or weight training, there are so many physical and non-physical benefits to be had in the following areas.


Exercise can have the following benefits on the body:

  • Improved stamina
  • Increased capacity (work)
  • Improves and increases tendon strength
  • Better joint stability and range of movement


Some of the psychological benefits of exercising are:

  • Improved mood
  • Decreases anxiety & mild depression
  • It may improve memory and decrease likelihood of dementia
  • Improves self-esteem

General health

Exercising can also have a positive impact on general health, including:

  • Controls body weight
  • Decreases chances of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Lowers cancer rate
  • Can help to lower chances of developing osteoporosis
  • Improves proprioception in the elderly


Some of the cardiovascular benefits of regular exercise are as follows:

  • Can help to lower blood pressure
  • Reduces risk of developing heart disease
  • Decreases the risk of having a stroke

Exercise at The Putney Clinic

In conjunction with our colleagues at Yoga Mama, we offer a selection of group Yoga and Pilates classes at our studio and online. 1:1 tuition is also available upon request. Check out our classes page to see which exercise classes and workshops we currently offer. For class and workshops times, visit our class timetable.