As we grow older or as we adopt inactive forms of employment in our young-adult-years (especially deskbound jobs!) regular physical activity is critical to maintaining our health and our ability to remain active.
Moderate-intensity aerobic activity each day and even light work with weight a couple of times per week has enormous benefits for each of us.
Here are just a few of the reasons to develop and maintain a strength & conditioning habit:
- Controlling your weight by balancing how much you take in with how much you work off.
- Strengthening your bones & muscles by putting them to good use and challenging them to remain in good condition.
- Improving your ability to perform daily activities by having appropriate strength and range of motion needed to do the work.
- Improving your ability prevent falls by maintaining your balance, core strength, and reflexes.
- Improving your mental health and your mood by keeping your thinking, learning, and judgement skills sharp. Improved sleep quality from regular strength & conditioning also reduces the risk of depression.
- Reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease as regular physical activity can lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.
- Reducing your risk of Type 2 Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome by reducing your levels of body fat, triglycerides, and high blood sugar.
- Reducing your risk of some cancers such as colon and breast because physically active people have a lower rate of developing cancer than those who are not active.
It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, or where you are. Everyone can benefit from developing and maintaining a strength & conditioning routine. In addition to the medical improvements mentioned above, you’ll look better, feel better, and perform better. And who doesn’t want to do at least one of those?
If you need help developing a system that works for your situation, let me know. We can figure it out, together.
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