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Sedentary vs. Exercise (Part 2)


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Written by Julia

Exercise helps in many ways…

We know that leading a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to our physical health (See Sedentary vs. Exercise Part 1). Because your body is designed to work for many years, exercise can keep it in the best operating condition.

Here are important messages regarding exercise you need to understand:

–  It’s NEVER too late to begin exercising

–  Regular strength training can help retain or regain indepenence

–  Exercise improves quality of life

With exercise, your heart and lungs perform more efficiently; your muscles stay strong, and you can move more easily and with greater energy.

Here is a list of the effects of exercise:

–  Increased Strength

–  Greater Independence

–  Increased Flexibility

–  Better Balance

–  Improved Levels of Cholesterol

–  Higher Aerobic Capacity

–  Increased Muscle Mass

–  Improved Circulation

–  Lower Weight

–  Reduced Insomnia

–  Reduced Rate of Bone Loss

–  Increased Basal Metabolic Rate

–  Increased Insulin Sensitivity

–  Reduced Anxiety and Depression

–  Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

–  Reduced Risk of Hypertension

Even if you only see one or two items on the above list that interest you, it’s well worth beginning a physical activity program to reap those benefits.   The other improvements would be “icing on the cake” for you.

Your options for getting started are vast.  You can join a class at your neighborhood gym, you can work out under supervision in the weight room, you may prefer to exercise in the water.  You may even prefer to exercise at home.  There are many programs available that can help you select safe and appropriate exercise.

For assistance in starting an in-home exercise program, contact Julia with Life in Motion Fitness in Chandler, Arizona.  Julia specializes in in-home exercise program design for adults over 50, helping them realize strength and aerobic health is fun and easy to achieve.

Whether you reside in Sun Lakes, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe or Scottsdale Arizona, Life in Motion Fitness will visit your home to help you with all your fitness and health goals.

You have a choice: live stronger, move easier, be more independent; or choose to feel more tired, less motivated and risk major health issues.  It seems obvious and is so simple.  Call today!

About the author
Julia has been a certified personal trainer since 1999 with personal training certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA). She has been a certified group exercise instructor since the early 90's with certifications from NETA and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She has owned and operated a private personal training business since 2010. With her extensive experience in the fitness field, she has been successful in developing strength and conditioning programs for individuals in a variety of age groups from teens to seniors.
~ Julia ~