“Movement is medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental state.” Carol Welsh
There is not one system in the body that is not affected by physical exercise.
Government recommendations suggest we should be doing 20-30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week. It’s thought that around 75% of women and 63% of men are less physically active than recommended levels for health.
Heart disease is the biggest killer in the western world and is showing no sign of decreasing. With more and more people taking medication, diabetes is on the increase along with obesity and the day to day stress of living our busy lives, the problem is increasing rapidly. The average person today burns between 500 & 800 calories per day less fewer than 10-12 years ago. This equates to massive amounts of calories/energy not being used and therefore stored in the body as fat and further increasing the problem.
There is a simple answer……..physical exercise!!!
Having spent several years working in the fitness industry and still currently involved in teaching personal trainers and liaising with some of the larger health and fitness clubs in Norwich, Jason can also recommend qualified personal trainers who may also help with problems, advise on certain types of classes and exercise, or just check you’re doing the right thing and staying on track.
The benefits of exercise include:
Boosting of the immune system
Increased metabolic rate and ability to burn calories
Increased energy levels and improved sleep patterns
Reduced bad cholesterol and increased good cholesterol
Reduced risk of heart disease by up to 40%
Better control of diabetes
Improved fat metabolism
Reduced effects of stress
As I said earlier, there is not one system in your body that is not affected by physical exercise. The benefits of exercise are real, very effective and long lasting, all that is required from you is honest and positive commitment to your health.