Get Fit…Feel Great!
Exercise promotes health and well-being. It helps keep the body strong and in balance. The increase in blood flow brings vital nutrients to your body and helps eliminate toxins. There are many benefits to exercise. Some benefits can be noticed immediately others are realized over time.
Exercise helps control weight – When you engage in physical activity you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.
Exercise combats disease –Regular activity can help prevent/manage a variety of health problems including stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls. Blood pressure can be controlled because exercise strengthens the heart and increases vascularity (diameter) of your blood vessels. The elasticity of the blood vessels is improved due to the expanding and contracting during exercise. Pliable vessels are much less susceptible to plaque build-up (hardening of the arteries). Being active boosts HDL (good) cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides.
Exercise improves mood – Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may feel better about your appearance which boosts confidence and self-esteem.
Exercise boosts energy –Movement delivers oxygen to your tissues to help you cardiovascular system work more efficiently which gives you more energy. Muscle strength will increase and which boosts endurance.
Exercise promotes better sleep – Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime or you may be too energized to sleep.
Exercise helps with intimacy – Regular exercise can leave you feeling energized and looking better which may have a positive effect on your sex life. It can lead to enhanced arousal for women. Men who exercise are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction. Exercise promotes blood and increased testosterone.
Exercise supports your body -Theskeletalsystem is attached to your muscles. Imbalances due to inactivity, activities and injuries can cause chronic pain and stiffness. Strong, balanced muscles hold everything together.
Exercise manages pain -Proper and specific exercises will balance the body. Balanced range of motion and strengthening will keep you from experiencing pain and help you get out of pain.
Exercise builds discipline – When you face challenges mentally and physically exercise allows you to become acclimated to being able to think harder. This allows you to overcome obstacles more easily.
Exercise can be fun – Physical activity is a fun way to spend time. It gives you a chance to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors. You can connect with friends and family in a fun social setting. Try a dance class, hit the trails or join a team. Find something you enjoy and do it. If you get bored, try something new.
Exercise is a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If you want to lose weight or meet specific fitness goals you may need to exercise more. If you haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis or any concerns take it slow and work your way up. Check with your doctor to be safe and sure with your specific condition. There are many routes to take to fitness. If you are unsure talk to a Personal Trainer who will be able to guide you in your quest for better health.
Sam Moy, Owner Dynamic Fitness