The benefits of exercise encompasses far beyond managing your weight. Research shows that consistent physical activity can help decrease the possibilities for numerous diseases, health conditions and enhance quality of life overall.
Exercising regularly can also uplift mood and help to improve stress management.
Daily physical activity can help prevent stroke and heart disease by lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your heart muscle. It can help raise your good cholesterol levels (also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels), lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels (bad cholesterol), increasing your heart’s working capacity and improving blood flow. Steady exercise can diminish blood pressure in those with high blood pressure. Regular physical activity also decreases body fat, which is interrelated with high blood pressure.
By reducing body fat, exercise can help to preclude and regulate diabetes. Consistent physical activity helps to lessen body fat by building or preserving muscle mass and improving the body’s ability to use calories. Although obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases, controlling weight and preventing obesity can occur when proper nutrition is combined with physical activity. By increasing muscle strength, endurance, improving flexibility, enhancing posture and steady physical activity helps to prevent back pain. Regular weight-bearing exercise is beneficial when promoting bone formation and regular physical activity may also prevent many forms of bone loss associated with aging. Regular physical activity can improve your mood and increase self-esteem. Researchers also have found that exercise is likely to reduce depression and anxiety and help you to better manage stress.
Many Americans suffer from diseases that can be prohibited or improved through regular physical activity.
Experts recommend 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity three or more times a week. Some type of muscle strengthening activity and stretching at least twice a week are recommended for the greatest overall health benefits. Conversely, if an individual is unable to perform at this level of activity, a substantial gain of health benefits by accumulating 30 minutes or more of medium-intensity physical activity a day, at least five times a week is recommended.
If an individual has been inactive with regular physical activity, begin with less vigorous activities such as walking or swimming at a comfortable pace may be more feasible. Starting at a slow pace will allow the individual to develop physically adequately without straining the body. Once the individual is in better shape, the individual can gradually continue on to more strenuous activity.
Exercise and physical activity is an excellent approach to uplift mood, gain health benefits and have fun. Here at the Weight Loss Clinic Los Angeles, we can get you started on a new exercise program, especially if you haven’t exercised in a while, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, or have any concerns.