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Movin' and Groovin'! 7 Health Benefits of Daily Exercise

smiling woman runningWe hear all the time about the importance of exercise and how beneficial it is to our well-being, but could you name seven health benefits of daily exercise? Quiz yourself first and then keep reading to hear why you should be movin’ and groovin’ every day, in some manner to enjoy a happier and healthier lifestyle!

  • Weight loss! Exercising requires our body, its muscles, ligaments, and joints to be tested in various ways. Use of these structures throughout the body involves the burning of calories, which is crucial in supporting a healthy metabolism and overall weight.
  • Enhances mental health! Daily exercise can help create a balance between the mind and body by stimulating various brain chemicals that decrease stress, anxiety, and depression, while also increasing your mood, confidence, and self-esteem.
  • Improves cardiovascular health! Daily exercise keeps your arteries clear and blood flowing smoothly. This aids in reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease by correcting cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing unhealthy triglycerides. A healthy heart is key to longevity!
  • Boosts your energy! Another benefit of improving the cardiovascular system through daily exercises allows for the proper delivery of nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, which in turn leads to improved energy.
  • Combats health conditions and diseases! Along with decreasing the risk of heart problems, daily exercise can reduce the risk of some cancers, lessen the effects of arthritis, and lower the possibility of acquiring Alzheimer’s.
  • Enriches bone and muscle health! Regular physical activity plays a vital role in building and maintaining bone density and muscle mass. This can help prevent osteoporosis and the potential risk of fractures and falls as we age.
  • Improves sleep quality and quantity! The energy depletion occurring during exercise stimulates restorative processes while we sleep, allowing for deeper and overall better sleep.

Spotlight Product of the Month – Foam Roller

Foam rolling is a type of self-massage that helps aid muscle repair and recovery. The applied pressure of the foam roller during use allows for the alleviation of trigger points, or muscle knots, throughout various areas of the body. This simple, yet effective, piece of equipment can be used by just about anyone and has multiple benefits including alleviating sore muscles, reducing inflammation, preventing injuries by maintaining muscle length, increasing blood flow to nutrient-deprived areas, sustaining proper elasticity of muscle tissue and fascia (the body’s connective tissue), and improving overall mobility and well-being.

For more information and proper demonstration of various foam roller exercises, feel free to contact us or ask about the proper use of the foam roller at your next appointment.


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