As you are starting your new exercise routine, you are learning a lot about movement and your body. Check out these facts below A-Z for tips and information to help you along the way in your journey to healthy living.
A: Aerobic Exercise: Any activity that allows for cardiovascular conditioning. An exercise that allows your heart rate to increase during physical activity.
B: Blood Pressure: Once you have reached your ideal blood pressure level, it needs to be maintained. Proper exercise routines will help you keep your blood pressure under control.
C: Circuit Training: Oftentimes, daily workouts can be divided into stations and the complete list of stations is considered a circuit. When your prescribed workouts for that segment are completed, you have completed the circuit training. Circuit training targets strength building and muscular endurance.
D: Diversify: Keep your gut health in check by eating a well-balanced diet and plenty of vegetables to keep your gut microbiota diversified.
E: Endurance: This is defined by an increase in your exercise stamina. The more frequently you participate in an exercise, the more endurance you develop.
F: Fitness: Remember there are 2 important types of fitness. Physical fitness is defined by the activity you are doing to keep moving. Mental fitness is designed to help alleviate stress and relax. Mental and physical fitness are both important to a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you are making time for both.
G: Goals: What are your goals with your workouts, your health, and your lifestyle? Keep these goals in mind on your new fitness journey.
H: Healthy body: Your body is a wonderfully complicated system. There are many factors involved in health and well being. Keep moving, keep working towards your goals to a healthy lifestyle.
I: Individual: You are an independent unique individual. When your workout regimen is created, your individual qualities and goals are kept in mind. Working out in a group setting, with your individual goals in mind, will help keep your workouts fun.
J: Joints: If you are suffering from joint pain, there will be many modifications available to assist and work around the areas of discomfort. Did you know that increasing your physical activity can also help with joint discomfort? Movement can help with bone density and lubrication of the joints.
K: Kinetic: The word kinetic is defined as relating to motion and movement. You are ready for kinetic action!
L: Lifestyle: Remember a change in your lifestyle will not be an overnight transformation. It is a new lifestyle that requires adjustments in many aspects. Small victories should be celebrated along the way.
M: Mental Health: When you exercise you are increasing blood flow to your brain, furthermore boosting your mood and energy. Mental health is an extremely important component of lifestyle change, keeping an active and healthy lifestyle promotes your mental health.
N:Nutrition: An important aspect of health and wellness is nutrition. Everyone will have specific nutritional needs based on medical conditions and physical fitness goals. It is important to keep nutrition a key focus as you are on your journey to healthy living.
O: Osteoporosis: There is an increased risk of bone fracture with osteoporosis. Regular exercise will help conserve bone tissue and help decrease bone loss. Exercise reduces the risk of bone fractures.
P: Progress: Your progress should be celebrated, no matter how big or small the progress is in your exercise and wellness journey. Your lifestyle has changed for the better and we are here to help you monitor your progress.
Q: Quads: When you strengthen your quads, you are able to alleviate knee-joint arthritis and it can help further prevent knee problems.
R: Resistance Training: A study has shown that resistance training helps individuals in their daily tasks. Resistance training can help you feel stronger and more agile.
S:Serotonin: This is a chemical that makes you feel happy. This chemical is released when you are exercising along with other chemicals that help boost your mood.
T: Trainers: Our trainers are ready to help you! They are professionally trained exercise clinicians with a specialty in medical rehabilitation and fitness.
U:Up: We want you to get up and get moving. We are here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. We are here to get you up and going! Ask us how we can help you.
V: Victory: A new lifestyle includes dietary changes, workout changes, sleep habits adjusted and commitments. This can be overwhelming and we are here to help you celebrate each small victory along the way. Be proud of yourself for these little changes are victories!
W:Walking: Did you know a 10-minute walk after eating can help control your blood sugars? Walking has many benefits for a healthy lifestyle. Adding in a little walk can really make a difference!
X: eXercise: You should feel good about the exercises you are performing. When you exercise in a group setting, it can keep you motivated to continue to show up. It can boost your mental health by laughing and talking amongst friends. Your trainers are here to provide the best workout for you and want to see you succeed in your exercise program.
Y: You: You are worth it! Think of all the reasons that you want to make a positive change in your health. You are worth every change you are considering!
ZZZs: Don’t forget to catch your zzz’s. A solid night’s sleep is important when making adaptations and changes to a healthy lifestyle. When you are sleeping, you allow your body to repair itself. When you are sleep deprived, it puts your body in stress and that will make it harder to exercise and eat right. You are important and make sure you make your sleep important too.Tags: Exercise