If your goal is to live a healthy life , you need to exercise to achieve those goals. Exercise has been proven to be so important to our overall health that not doing it has been shown to be worse than smoking, diabetes, or heart disease! Another important benefit of exercising is quality of life. Quality of life means that you will still be able to function and move around unassisted. No matter how old you are today, there is one thing for certain, having a poor quality of life affects everyone around you. Think about it. Do you really want to be a mental, physical, and financial drain on your children, other family members, and the medical industry? Another thing to consider, is that we are ALL getting older. By starting a physical fitness program today (at any age), you will give yourself a better quality of life in the future. Here are some proven health benefits of having a moderate exercise routine:
Prevention of All-causes of Cardiovascular Related Death.
Prevention of Certain Types of Cancers.
Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
Prevention of Osteoporosis.
Boosts your Immune System.
Makes You Smarter (increases cognition and new brain-cell growth).
Has Anti-Aging Effects (helps you live longer).
Improves your Mental Health and Mood (fights depression).
Improves Your Ability to Do Daily Activities and Prevent Falls (quality of life).
Improves Self Confidence.
Have you ever seen or experienced extreme workouts that left you hurting for weeks? THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!
Just start by moving your body a few times a day. Studies show that moving your body a few times a day is more helpful than sitting sedentary all day.
For example, I designed a workout for a client who is a computer programmer. He sits in front of the computer for 8 to sometimes 12 hours a day!
By implementing a few short “exercise breaks” of easy functional movements and stretches, he achieved great results. Everything from aches and pains to high blood pressure were all reduced. And now on his days off, he does longer workouts and is getting even better results.
You don’t have to kill yourself in the gym for hours to get results. Just start moving your body, and you’ll start feeling better in no time. If you’re having trouble finding a workout or making “exercise breaks”, contact me, I’m always here to help. Here are some of the studies done on the important health benefits of exercise: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1402378/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21722657 and http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0052769 and https://www.mayoclinic.org/.../depression.../art-20046495