If you’re a regular at Next Level Fitness in Irvine, CA, you may already realize all the health benefits you get from exercise. If you just wanted to shed a few pounds and look better, you’ll also get the benefits that come from losing that extra weight. No matter what type of exercise you do, you’re burning extra calories and building more muscle strength. Losing weight may be one of the biggest benefits, since obesity is the leading cause of preventable deaths, even surpassing smoking. Exercise and weight loss can also help lower blood pressure, normalize blood sugar levels and improve the immune system.
Once you hit your thirties, you’ll lose muscle mass if you don’t exercise.
Science reveals that most people start losing muscle mass in their 30s. It is normally a 3% to 5% loss each decade. By the time the individual reaches 60-70, the amount is significant. Not only is muscle tissue important for stability and mobility, it’s also important to maintain bone density. Older women, in particular, benefit from strength training. While estrogen may help prevent bone loss before menopause, bone mass diminishes rapidly after menopause if muscle mass is weak. Muscles tug on the bone and causes increased mineral intake. Stronger bones allows for longer independent living.
Whether it’s back pain, arthritis or other painful condition, exercise can help.
Strength training can help with many painful conditions, including arthritis. It builds tendon, ligament and muscle strength that helps support the joints and relieve the pressure. Flexibility training can increase range of motion to prevent injury. Back pain is another issue that’s helped by regular exercise. You’ll be amazed at how some simple exercises can be as effective as ibuprofen. Exercise increases circulation to help you move easier. If you’re making those grunting grandpa sounds every time you get up off the chair, it’s time to exercise.
Help control your diabetes and insulin resistance with a healthy diet and exercise.
Insulin resistance is the predecessor to type 2 diabetes. You can do more than just control it, you can reverse it. It immediately makes a difference and that effect can last as long as 48 hours. However, when you use exercise as part of a weight loss program or to lose fat and replace it with muscle, reducing your waist circumference, there’s a long-lasting effect that can reverse it permanently. Strength training, particularly in the HIIT—high intensity interval training—-format, burns tons of calories from fat, while building muscle tissue.
- If you haven’t exercised in years, start slowly, especially if you have pain. A personal trainer can help create a program that is designed specifically to fit your needs, fitness level and goals.
- Stress kills. Not only can stress hormones build abdominal fat, they make changes in the body that can cause serious conditions. Exercise burns off the hormones of stress.
- Exercise can improve your posture. Improved posture can help reduce aches and pains, plus reduce the potential for heartburn, constipation, incontinence and more. It also builds self-confidence.
- You’ll increase circulation, which sends oxygen and nutrient laden blood cells to all parts of the body, feeding every cell from your brain to your skin. It keeps you looking and feeling years younger.
For more information, contact us today at Next Level Fitness