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Exercise and how it leads to a better lifestyle

I know lots of medical professionals preach how important exercise is can you explain to us why its so important?

The benefits are astounding-exercise and healthy eating are the two most critical factors for leading a healthy life. Studies show nearly ¾ of all metabolic disease and cancers could be prevented by living a well balanced healthy lifestyle. Not only from a health standpoint but understanding the impact exercise can have on your quality of life to me is extremely important.

Benefits of Exercise and Weight Training
  • Weight Loss/maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improves libido
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, as well as many other life-threatening diseases
  • Self-esteem and mood become more positive
  • Less pain injuries
  • Develop more muscular endurance
  • Strength, which gives you confidence and makes daily activities easier
  • More muscle means higher fat burning metabolism
  • More muscle means a stronger immune system
  • Gaining muscle lowers blood pressure and strengthens bones
  • Strength training increases energy levels
  • Weightlifting improves athletic performance
  • Strength training improves physical appearance
  • Weightlifting helps relaxation, promoting a good nights sleep while combating stress
  • Strength training improves balance and coordination
  • Muscle mass typically declines 30% in ages 35 to 65, training prevents much of this loss
  • Lowers your resting heart rate, a sign of a more efficient heart
  • Increases your blood level of HDL cholesterol (the good type)
  • Decreases gastrointestinal transit time, reducing your risk for developing colon cancer
  • Raises your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR).  Increasing your BMR causes you to burn more calories 24 hours a day.  You will even burn more calories while you’re sleeping!


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