Most everyone understands the importance of physical health, and how much exercise contributes to our physical health. However, according to current studies people are just not following through on maintaining an exercise plan for their life. Regular cardiovascular exercise is what is most important, and is also what is mostly being neglected by too many Americans today.
According to Doctor Jonathan Myers, in his article, Exercise and Cardiovascular health, he found that 250,000 deaths per year in the United States are attributable to a lack of regular physical activity. That’s 250,000 lives that could be saved every year by simply getting engaged in physical activity daily. Something as simple as walking around your neighborhood daily is enough to get your physical health in better shape. When thinking about exercise, in my experience with working with clients, most people seemed to be overwhelmed and think they must workout hard for at least an hour or else what is the point at even attempting anything at all. However, that is not the case, keeping it simple is the best way to get started. Keeping your goals realistic and attainable will get you going along the right track towards improving your physical health.
Doctor Myers also says, a sedentary lifestyle is one of the 5 major risk factors (along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smoking, and obesity) for cardiovascular disease, as outlined by the AHA. Evidence from many scientific studies shows that reducing these risk factors decreases the chance of having a heart attack or experiencing another cardiac event, such as a stroke, and reduces the possibility of needing a coronary revascularization procedure (bypass surgery or coronary angioplasty). Regular exercise has a favorable effect on many of the established risk factors for cardiovascular disease. For example, exercise promotes weight reduction and can help reduce blood pressure. Exercise can reduce “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood (the low-density lipoprotein [LDL] level), as well as total cholesterol, and can raise the “good” cholesterol (the high-density lipoprotein level [HDL]). In diabetic patients, regular activity favorably affects the body’s ability to use insulin to control glucose levels in the blood. Although the effect of an exercise program on any single risk factor may generally be small, the effect of continued, moderate exercise on overall cardiovascular risk, when combined with other lifestyle modifications (such as proper nutrition, smoking cessation, and medication use), can be dramatic.
As you can see, physical activity is very important for your wellbeing. I am sure many of you have heard this news time and time again. The question is, are you doing anything about it? What physical activity are you participating in? Is your health a concern for you currently? Well, there is good news. It is never too late to get your physical health in shape. It has been proven time and time again that having a personal trainer is the most effective, and safe way to maintain your fitness goals. Call your NASM certified trainer today for a free consultation. You can reach me, Brittney Carter at Brits fitness 208-380-4799, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.