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Long Term Exercise Benefits

There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly. It can be very powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions, among them:

Proper Weight Maintenance

  • Resistance training is crucial to weight control, because individuals who have more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate.
  • Muscle is active tissue that consumes calories while stored fat uses very little energy.
  • Resistance training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.

Strengthening of Bone

  • Post-menopausal women can lose 1-2% of their bone mass annually.
  • Results from a study conducted at Tufts University 1994, showed that resistance training increases bone density and reduces the risk for fractures among women aged 50-70.

Improved Glucose Control

  • Millions of people in the UK have type II diabetes and the numbers are steadily climbing.
  • In addition to being at greater risk for heart and renal disease, diabetes is also the leading cause of blindness in older adults.
  • Studies now show that lifestyle changes such as regular exercise have a profound impact on helping older adults manage their diabetes.

Restoration of Balance and Reduction of Falls

  • As people age, poor balance, and flexibility contribute to falls and broken bones.
  • Strengthening exercises, when done properly and through the full range of motion, increases a person's flexibility and balance, which decrease the likelihood and severity of falls.

Arthritis Relief

  • The effectiveness of strength training can help to ease the pain of osteoarthritis and can be just as potent, if not more potent, as medications.

Healthy State of Mind

  • Regular exercise provides similar improvements in depression as anti-depressant medications.
  • Currently, it is not known if this is because people feel better when they are fitter or if training produces a helpful biochemical change in the brain. It is most likely a combination of the two.
  • When adults participate in exercise programmes, their self-confidence and self-esteem improve, which has a strong impact on their overall quality of life.

Reduce Incidences of Incontinence

  • This is a common problem that can affect both sexes – but women are more commonly affected - often following childbirth.
  • The best way to prevent urinary stress incontinence is to perform pelvic floor muscle exercises.
  • Strengthening these muscles using HUR lower body machines can assist in this prevention.

Sleep Improvement

  • People who exercise regularly enjoy improved sleep quality. They fall asleep more quickly, sleep more deeply, awaken less often, and sleep longer.

Healthy Heart

  • Resistance training is important for cardiac health because heart disease risk is lower when the body is leaner.

Numerous benefits when you exercise at Livia Club. Start today!

 

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Moorside
Colchester
Essex
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