Keeping active can be a challenge, especially if you’re stuck at a desk all day during the week. Yet regular exercise is vital for enhancing both physical and mental health.
Statistics show that in most Western countries, up to 40% of adults are classified as having a sedentary lifestyle. Most of us can’t stay still as children, yet as we age, the inclination to move diminishes.
You may have considered going to the gym, or starting an exercise program as a way to lose weight, but the reality is that exercise has far greater health benefits than losing a few kilos.
The cost of being inactive
Physical inactivity is associated with a number of chronic conditions, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, poor mental health, insomnia…and more.
And as we age, keeping active is critical in order to maintain bone health, balance, flexibility and mobility. Moreover, active adults are more likely to have more social connections, improved memory, and better mental health than their sedentary counterparts.
A little movement goes a long way
You don’t need to run a marathon to enjoy the benefits of movement – anything that gets you out of the chair, and elevates your heart rate will do. If sweating it out during a Spin class isn’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to keep active.
Working together, I can help you with:
- Identifying movement practices that fit in with your lifestyle
- Creating a daily routine that incorporates some kind of movement for good health
- Fueling your body for peak physical performance
- Ensuring that you incoporate active rest days to allow your body to recharge