You’ve heard it many times. Work that body. If the benefits of physical activity are legion, so are the reasons for avoiding it.
Here are the best reasons to work your body and adding some movement to your day.
Why should we all exercise?
Hold on to your kettle bell… exercise is not the goal - movement is the goal.
At MTS, we recognize that exercise is the center of everything we teach.
Exercise defined is intentional movement of the body requiring physical effort in order to achieve a goal to improve health and fitness including increased flexibility, increased cardiac fitness, and increased muscular strength.
If exercise could be packaged in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation."
– Dr. Robert Butler
Because our bodies were designed and intended to move. Our muscles stretch and become stronger with movement. Without movement, our muscles tend to atrophy and lose flexibility.
Movement creates increased blood flow which not only provides nutrients to the muscles but also eliminates waste fluid from the body.
Without movement, the body loses basic functional strength which is needed for the body to complete basic functions of life. Simply stated- our bodies work better with movement!
Benefits of exercise
Benefits of exercise are endless!
Exercise has been linked to truly bring life to all parts of the body. Exercise has positive effects on the heart, brain, muscles, and even your soul!
Do not take this information lightly. If you are reading this and do not exercise at this time, you can truly CHANGE YOUR LIFE with exercise.
proven benefits of exercise
The following items are just a few of the proven benefits of exercise.
- Decreased depression and improved memory
- Increased self confidence and self-image
- Increase in muscle mass
- Weight control and fat loss
- Increased immunity
- Decreased risk of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular disease
- Increased energy levels
- Reduced pain
- Increased relaxation and improved sleep
Exercise As prevention of COVID-19
Exercise has even been shown to extend the life span by as much as five years.
During 2020, COVID-19 spread throughout the world and many of the people who suffered the most with this disease were those that had pre-existing conditions.
Many of the listed pre-exiting conditions could have been lessened or eliminated with exercise.
What does this mean to you?
“You should be exercising. No matter your age, or your condition.
Exercise should be in your daily activities.
If not, you may be suffering from illnesses or conditions that are not a necessary part of your life.”
how do I start exercising?
Now what? Next question might be how do I start exercising?
The answer: MTS Physical Therapy and Wellness.
We are here to help you Move Toward Solutions for your life today!
MTS offers full physical therapy services, along with all inclusive wellness and gym memberships serving the Acadiana Area. Our approach is a concept that embraces all aspects of a person’s needs. We help you better understand the importance of body, mind and soul to your overall well-being.