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The Health Benefits of Exercise Do you know them all?
We all know that exercise is good for us, but do you know how good? Everyone can reap the health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity, no matter their age or ability. All you have to do is move.
Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight. As we know, when you engage in physical activity you burn calories, which is great for fat loss. Exercise, especially strength training, also helps build muscle, tone and shape the body, and bring up your metabolism. Moving every day is the best chance of having a healthy body fat percentage.
Exercise helps your heart. High blood pressure? High cholesterol? Worried about cardiovascular disease? Regular exercise boosts your good cholesterol levels and boosts the size of your heart. This leads to blood flowing through your arteries easier as well as your resting heart rate lowering, putting a lot less pressure on your heart.
Exercise helps strengthen your bones. Are you at risk of osteoporosis? Mild strength training, under professional supervision, can help boost growth and increase the density of your bones. This is very important for women after menopause, however anybody can benefit from having super strong bones.
Exercise improves your mood. Having a bad day? Although you don’t feel like it, 30mins of mod-high intensity exercise stimulates chemicals in your body, giving you an emotional boost. Undertaking activities such as boxing is also a great stress reliever. You are 100% more likely to feel better after exercise compared to a tub of ice-cream!
Exercise improves your self-confidence. Not only will you feel better about your body and appearance after exercising to maintain a healthy body weight, but you will gain so much more confidence when you learn just how strong your body can be. Nothing feels better than that feeling of achieving something you never thought was physically possible.
Exercise improves energy levels. Feeling tired and puffed-out walking up a flight of stairs or playing with the kids? Exercise improves your cardiovascular capacity and endurance, so your heart and lungs work more efficiently.
Exercise promotes sleep. Regular exercise helps use energy consumed throughout the day, leading to a deeper sleep and can help you fall asleep faster. Exercise can also help other activities in the bedroom too!
Exercise is such an important aspect in health. There are too many benefits to ignore, all of us have something to gain by regular activity. Whether it is walking, riding, swimming, lifting, yoga or playing with the kids, all you have to do is move.
Need help with motivation? For a limited time, Molly Slater’s Fitness and Nutrition have spaces available for personal training sessions. Molly is a qualified personal trainer and nutrition coach that can help you get your life back on track and hold you accountable. Do yourself a favour and get healthy this spring with their 10 week programs coming soon. Call 0447 239 911 or find Molly on Facebook to book your appointment today.
Drouin Health & Fitness have expanded. They are now open on the ground floor at 22-26 Princes Way, Drouin. Pop in and say G’Day to Ben and check out the new area. Drouin Health & Fitness is open from 5am - 10pm weekdays and 7am - 7pm weekends.