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The American Heart Association recommends 30-minutes of moderate activity, but three 10-minute periods of activity are almost as beneficial to your overall fitness as one 30-minute session. This is achievable! Physical activity may also help encourage you to spend some time outdoors. Sunlight on your skin helps your body produce vitamin D, which brings many added health benefits.
Fit Physical Activity Into Your Life
Here are some reasons why physical activity is proven to improve both mental and physical health.
Physical activity boosts mental wellness
Regular physical activity can relieve tension, anxiety, depression and anger. You may not only notice a “feel good sensation” immediately following your physical activity, but most people also note an improvement in general well-being over time during the weeks and months as physical activity becomes a part of your routine.
Exercise increases the flow of oxygen which directly affects the brain. Your mental acuity and memory can be improved with physical activity.
Physical activity improves physical wellness
It enhances your immune system and decreases the risk of developing diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Reduced risk factors
Becoming more active can lower your blood pressure by as much as 4 to 9 mm Hg. That’s the same reduction in blood pressure delivered by some antihypertensive medications. Physical activity can also boost your levels of good cholesterol.
Physical activity prolongs your optimal health
Without regular physical activity, the body slowly loses its strength, stamina and ability to function well. And for each hour of regular exercise you get, you’ll gain about two hours of additional life expectancy, even if you don’t start until middle age. Current evidence clearly indicates that participation in a regular exercise program is an effective way to reduce and/or prevent a number of the functional declines associated with aging. Moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, for as little as 30 minutes a day has the proven health benefits listed above as well as:
- Improves blood circulation, which reduces the risk of heart disease
- Keeps weight under control
- Helps in the battle to quit smoking
- Improves blood cholesterol levels
- Prevents and manages high blood pressure
- Prevents bone loss
- Boosts energy level
- Helps manage stress
- Releases tension
- Promotes enthusiasm and optimism
- Counters anxiety and depression
- Helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly
- Improves self-image
- Increases muscle strength, increasing the ability to do other physical activities
- Provides a way to share an activity with family and friends
- Reduces coronary heart disease in women by 30-40 percent
- Reduces risk of stroke by 20 percent in moderately active people and by 27 percent in highly active ones
- Establishes good heart-healthy habits in children and counters the conditions (obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels, poor lifestyle habits, etc.) that lead to heart attack and stroke later in life
- Helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer for seniors
Get Moving For Better Quality Of Life
So why not see for yourself? Find creative ways to fit physical activity into your life, we think you’ll agree that the effort to get moving is worth it!
Do you want to add years to your life? Or life to your years? That’s important because “quality of life is a central issue in modern aging. It’s no longer about how long you live, it’s how long you live well.
In as little as 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week, a Minnesota Personal Trainer can show you how a total body workout can reduces stress, boosts your energy, and increases your body’s own mood-enhancing chemicals called endorphins. So instead of coming to the end of your rope, you’ll be in control of your life and feel better than ever. And you’ll look great, too!
With your trainer you’ll review your diet and weight loss/gain history. What diets have you tried? What are your personal obstacles? With your fitness trainer, you’ll review strength, cardio, nutritional and lean muscle goals, learn about your metabolic rate and muscle-to-fat ratios. Working together, your personal fitness trainer will design a fitness program that’s individualized for your age, body, life style that will help you achieve your fitness goals.