Exercise Is Medicine

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Prevent disease and weight gain while improving your physical and mental health. No, it’s not a magic pill. It’s good old fashioned exercise! Discover why adapting an exercise program is the BEST investment in your health. 

 

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1. Prevent Disease
Exercise has proven to be an effective treatment in preventing most chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and arthritis. Aerobic exercise will boost your circulatory system by improving heart and vessel functioning so that your body works more efficiently at carrying oxygen, ridding metabolic waste, and in aiding the immune response.

2. Maintain a Healthy Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to overall cellular functioning. Carrying excess fat has been linked to the above diseases as well as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, eye disease, and impaired respiratory and immune systems. Exercise in conjunction with a healthy diet can create a positive calorie deficit to help you reach your weight loss goals and improve your health.

3. Develop Strong Bones and Muscles
As the saying goes, you either use it or you lose it. To prevent muscle and bone loss that naturally occurs with aging, add resistance training to your exercise program. Increasing muscle mass helps support the body’s framework and increases your metabolism. Also, when you lift weights, the muscles contract, pulling on the tendons where they are attached to the bone. This action stimulates the osteoblast cells to lay down more bone matrix and prevent osteoporosis.

4. Enhance Your Mood
We like to refer to exercise as “meditation in motion” because it is a great way to reduce stress and improve your overall mood. In response to exercise, your brain produces endorphins that bind to receptors and help decrease stress. Furthermore, seeing improvements in your fitness will help to boost your confidence and happiness.

5. Improve Posture
Improperly aligned spines are the number one culprit behind back and neck pain. Compressed vertebrae or spines that have lost their natural curve contribute to problems involving the nervous system and affect the entire body. Focus on core strengthening exercises to help develop better posture and prevent poor functioning.

 

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