Sunday, November 4, 2012

Strength Training

Strength training is a great lifelong activity that can greatly improve an individual’s health. One of the most important benefits that strength training has on an individual is the power it has in decreasing the likeliness of many diseases. Some of the main diseases that strength training can reduce or prolong are arthritis, diabetes, depression, obesity, and many others.

By becoming involved in strength training many individuals can gain a better control over their weight. Weight loss is one of the main benefits of participating in a physical activity of this nature. They more muscle mass an individual has the more weight they are likely to loss. The reason that strength training aids in weight loss is because it increases an individual’s metabolic rate.

More Muscle Mass = Increase Metabolic Rate (fat being burned) = a decrease in the amount of fat an individual carries on their body

Friday, November 2, 2012

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Is Key In Keeping You Healthy Throughout Your Life Time!

Some benefits of being physically active are:
  • Stronger bones and muscles 
  • Improved mental health 
  • Weight control 
  • Reduces the risk of many diseases and illnesses

A couple of reasons it is very important to become and stay physically active is because it can improve your overall mood and it can also boost your energy levels. 

Have you ever had a stressful day or felt emotionally drained after a long day? If you have ever experienced this there is no better cure then a nice little workout or even something as simple as a quick walk. Just getting in 30 minutes of moderate activity everyday can greatly improve an individual’s mood and attitude.

What are some physical activities you like to do?

What activities do you regularly participate in?

What makes you want to continue to do these activities?   

The Lifelong Benefits of Exercise