What Fitness Can Do For You?

When we hear someone say “I work out” most people will think that they are working out for some type of weight loss or management, but working out goes much farther than that.

When we think about our health and fitness there is a larger scope to look at then just the physical sense of weight. There is things like strength and physical capabilities, stress, immunity towards illness, and so many other things.

Your fitness encompasses this all.

In order to improve this we have to exercise.

So, here is just four reasons why an exercise routine is ESSENTIAL to our health, longevity and quality of life.

  • Exercise can improve our body composition, increase our metabolic rate, manage our blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides, increase oxygen transport to the body and brain, and keep our hormones in balance.
  • Strength training can strengthen our bones, develop our muscles, make us resilient to injury and pain, maintain our coordination and balance and equip us with the strength to overcome physical, emotional, and mental hurdles.
  • It can enhance our immune system, combat other bacterial and viral infections, and eliminate our need for prescription medicines. The regulatory effect of an exercise routine provides the body with a daily diagnostic to recognize abnormalities in the system.
  • Exercise can make us happier – data shows that it is an effective anti-depressant and the perfect place to invest anxious energy. The confidence boost post-exercise can develop into a long-lasting sense of efficacy when habit is achieved.

This is not an exhaustive list, of course, but it paints a picture that is crystal clear:

Exercise is essential for all. It is effective for the individual and the collective. Movement is the alpha and omega of our preventive plan against disease and dysfunction.

– Ian Burkhart

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