Are you looking to feel better, have more energy, or even just improve your overall quality of life? Just exercise.
Making it a regular part of your weekly habits, going to the gym can help put on muscle and trim away unwanted stubborn fat areas. Exercising can also have the added benefits of combatting certain health ailments.
A review on recent scientific research summarized the findings that exercise affects conditions including cancer, heart disease, dementia, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, obesity and high blood pressure.
Here is a short list of other ways that staying active can improve your life:
1. Improves Stamina
Aerobic exercise involves continuous, rhythmic physical motion. Aerobic exercises such as walking and bicycling improves your stamina by training your body to become more efficient and use less energy for the same amount of work. As your conditioning level improves, your heart rate and breathing rate return to resting levels much sooner from strenuous activity.
2. Strengthens and Tones
Exercising with weights and other forms of resistance training in an individualized program routine can help develop your muscles and improve bone density for increased strength and endurance. Your posture can also be improved as your muscles become more firm and toned. You not only feel better, but you look better, too!
3. Enhances Flexibility
Stretching exercises are also important for good posture. They keep your body limber so that you can bend, reach and twist. Improving your flexibility through exercise reduces the chance of injury and improves balance and coordination. If you have stiff, tense areas, such as the upper back or neck, performing specific stretches can help “loosen” those muscles, so that you feel more relaxed.
BE CAREFUL! The recent guidelines for stretching have changed. As new scientific research piles up, we are becoming aware the way we have been taught to stretch in the past can actually increase our likelihood of injuries. Make sure you are getting the best and newest up to date information on stretching from a certified professional.
4. Exercise improves mood
Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A gym session or brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
The health benefits of regular exercise and physical fitness are hard to overlook. Everyone has the potential to benefit from exercise. At Trivium, we believe that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. Staying active and fit by following our helpful exercise programs and nutrition guidelines will help you to continue to reach your potential, not only with us here in the gym but also outside of the gym in your everyday life. Improved confidence and self-esteem are just added benefits of regular exercise. Physical movement and exercise are key compnents in your personal fitness journey, keeping you strong and fit will fundamentally change your life for the better.