Fortified Health: Movement is the Spark of Life for the Body and Soul
If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it … its that simple! Therefore choose life, and choose to move!
Types and Benefits of Exercise
Aerobic exercise is cardio exercise and requires oxygen. During aerobic exercise, oxygen is carried to your muscles, providing them with the energy needed to perform. Cycling, dancing, hiking, running or jogging, swimming, and walking are all types of aerobic exercise.
Aerobic training may improve cardiovascular health because it delivers oxygen throughout the body, reducing inflammation, and dilating blood vessels. It also helps to reduce blood pressure.
Aerobic exercise and resistance training supports and preserves bone mass and stimulates bone growth, even for older individuals.
Strength training, also known as resistance or weight training, is a form of anaerobic (without oxygen) exercise. This type of exercise involves the breaking down of glucose (sugar) for energy without the need for oxygen. Strength, or resistant training, builds and maintains muscle tissue. It is also important for developing and strengthening bones.
With diabetes being such a major issue for many people today, regular resistance training helps to reduce fat stored in the abdomen near vital organs. This improves insulin sensitivity.
Flexibility defines the range of motion of your joints and the mobility of your muscles. Having adequate flexibility is important for performing daily functions and prevention of injury.
Stretching involves holding a stretch of a targeted muscle for a period of time. Personally, when I get up in the morning, I spend 6-8 minutes and go through a series of stretching and movement exercises to wake up the body. Stretching is also beneficial following a workout.
Strong Core Muscles are essential for long term fitness.
Weak core muscles may lead to instability on your feet, poor posture, and diminished athletic performance. To strengthen core muscles, engage in exercise that uses multiple muscle groups, such as planks, push-ups, and Pilates for example.
Even exercises that challenge your balance help to build overall strength, such as standing on one leg or walking backwards.
Don’t Become a Couch Potato, or Be Married to a Desk and Computer
There is nothing good about becoming more sedentary. It affects every aspect of your physical body and even mental health.
Sedentary adults are at a greater risk of accelerated muscle mass loss and may experience a loss of up to 3-8% per decade.
But there is Good News! It is never too late to start an exercise program. Always check with your doctor or health professional before starting any exercise or dietary program.
Exercise reduces depression, anxiety, and stress while boosting the production of feel-good hormones.
All forms of physical activity burn calories.
Find a variety of ways to exercise that you enjoy. Get outside, enjoy nature, get some sunshine, and breathe fresh air.
Walking doesn’t cost you anything. Purchase some weights, stretch bands, or other fitness equipment that you will use. One of my favorites is a Cellerciser. I use it every day! Low impact, and helps to build and tone muscles, flexibility, balance, and cardio … exercises every cell in the body.
Consider joining a gym, or exercise class. Get a support group or an exercise buddy that is as committed as you are.
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“It saddens me to see people suffering, frustrated, or discouraged with life … and fall into the rut of living, unable to reach their full potential: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially. I think it’s also a travesty in this country people that are not educated in personal health care, nor in how to protect their privacy, assets, and often liberties. God has designed us to live amazing lives, and sometimes it just helps to find someone who will come alongside and provide the hope and direction needed at that moment. It’s about bringing together your personal and business aspirations into a balanced vision for your life, aligned with His Word.“
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