Last week’s blog was about the importance of staying hydrated, this week we are going to be talking about the importance of exercise.
Exercise has many benefits from adding energy or even adding years to your life. Exercise is for all ages and various exercise programs can be modified if needed.
Exercise helps control your weight by preventing excess weight gain and it even helps maintain your weight loss. By exercising your body is burning off the calories that you consume from your diet. The number of calories that you burn can be increased with more intense activity. At Sure Cure we offer a FitBomb Infrared Sauna where you work out in 120°F and you can burn up to 800 calories. This sauna is perfect for those who do not have much time to spend at the gym but would like to burn as many calories as possible, this sauna would be a great option. We also have workout videos ranging from cardio to yoga so our clients are able to fully optimize the amount of time they spend in the sauna.
Exercising does not have to be limited to the gym, you can also work out in the comfort of your own home. There are many exercises that you do using your furniture at home. For example, you could walk up and down the stairs as fast as you can to increase your heart rate, you can then do some jumping jacks, sit ups or push-ups. Another way to incorporate some activity in your daily life is to take the stairs instead of the elevator or parking a further from your destination so you are incorporating more walking in your day. In whichever way you decide to add some physical activity into your life, you want to make sure to be as consistent as possible.
When you are active your body also starts to change and make itself better. Being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is also known as the good cholesterol and it helps decrease the unhealthy triglycerides. It can also help prevent or manage many different problems and concerns anywhere from stoke, high blood pressure, type to diabetes and many more.
After a stressful day exercise can be a great way to blow off steam and may help your mood improve. When you are physically active there are various brain chemicals that are stimulated which can cause you to be happier or more relaxed and it can even help ease any anxiety.
If you have a busy lifestyle an often find yourself to be running low on energy? Exercise can help with improving you heart and lung health by delivering oxygen and nutrients to your tissues which in return will allow you to have more energy to tackle daily chores.
Exercise is also great for someone who might struggle with falling asleep. Being consistent in your physical activity helps you fall asleep faster, it also helps you get a better good night’s sleep and it also helps deepen your sleep. Something important to note is that exercising too close to your bedtime might make you too energized to sleep. You want to make sure to give yourself plenty of time between after a workout and before your bedtime to avoid this problem.
Exercise doesn’t have to be something that is done alone, you can make it a group activity. Get a couple of your friends or colleagues and do some fitness classes with them. If you are in the Dallas metroplex, Klyde Warren park will have outdoor yoga from time to time and many people from the community will attend with a group a friend and start their weekend off with fun physical activity. If you have a gym membership ask your gym about any group exercise classes that they have at your gym. There many gyms that offer group classes such as Zumba & Yoga, & Cycling, to name a few.
Along the way you may need some motivations and having a fitness tracker may help visualize your goals and progress to keep you going. A popular tracker is “My Fitness Pal,” this app allows you to set goals whether it is weight loss or weight gain, it helps you track what foods you have eaten throughout the day and gives you a breakdown of the types of calories that you eat carbs, proteins, sugars, etc. If you haven’t given it try before, it something to definitely look into.
If you have chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis or have any concerns about exercising, it would be beneficial to check with your doctor before doing any kind of physical activity.