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Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities.

Adults who sit less and do any amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity gain some health benefits. Only a few lifestyle choices have as large an impact on your health as physical activity.

How does it benefit your bones and muscles?

As you age, it’s important to protect your bones, joints, and muscles – they support your body and help you move. Keeping bones, joints, and muscles healthy can help ensure that you’re able to do your daily activities and be physically active. Exercise builds and strengthens muscles, which can protect the bones from injury, and support and protect joints affected by arthritis. Strong muscles also give stability and improve balance and coordination. Exercise also improves blood supply to the muscles and increases their capacity to use oxygen

Muscle-strengthening activities like lifting weights can help you increase or maintain your muscle mass and strength. This is important for older adults who experience reduced muscle mass and muscle strength with aging. Slowly increasing the amount of weight and number of repetitions you do as part of muscle strengthening activities will give you even more benefits, no matter your age. This prevents unwanted pain , strain and injury throughout your life span.

Immediate benefits:

Some benefits of physical activity on brain health, it might happen right after a session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Benefits include improved thinking or cognition for children 6 to 13 years of age and reduced short-term feelings of anxiety for adults. Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better.

Reduces Your Health Risk:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Illness

It is so important to listen and take care of your body. We at Centre 4 Health besides Remedial Massage and Feldenkrais, we offer personal training sessions, Pilates, Yogalates, Boxing and Strength classes! Your one stop shop to get on track and to start taking care of your body!

Everyone can experience the health benefits of physical activity – age, abilities, ethnicity, shape, or size do not matter. Start now!

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