New Life Chiropractic Center
We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but have you ever thought about why? Exercise plays a huge part in keeping our muscles in proper tone, increasing our range of motion and helping our circulation. But exercise is so much more than that……
Helps Prevent Diseases
Our bodies were meant to move — they actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for good health. It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. It can improve your appearance and delay the aging process.
When you exercise, your body uses energy to keep going. Aerobic exercise like walking and bicycling improves your stamina by training your body to become more efficient and use less energy for the same amount of work. As your level improves, your heart rate and breathing rate return to resting levels much sooner from strenuous activity.
Strengthens and Tones
Exercising with weights and other forms of resistance training develops your muscles, bones and ligaments for increased strength and endurance, helps to fight osteoporosis. Your posture can be improved, and your muscles become more firm and toned. You not only feel better, but you look better, too!
Exercise is also a key to weight control because it burns calories. If you burn off more calories than you take in, you lose weight. It’s as simple as that. Eat less-Move More!
Improves Quality of Life
Once you begin to exercise regularly, you will discover many more reasons why exercise is so important to improving the quality of your life. Exercise reduces stress, lifts moods, and helps you sleep better. It can keep you looking and feeling younger throughout your entire life.
How Often Should I Exercise?
7 – 10 minutes Daily!!!! People often assume that more is better. Wrong! Doing too much too soon or performing intense exercises on a daily basis will have adverse effects, such as muscle/tendon strains, loss of lean tissue, and fitness-level plateaus.
Many people forget to stretch or make the excuse that they don’t have the time. Flexibility is important, so make the time! Stretching can be done every day for 5 – 10 minutes.
Stretching exercises are also important for good posture. They keep your body limber so that you can bend, reach and twist. Improving your flexibility through exercise reduces the chance of injury and improves balance and coordination. If you have stiff, tense areas, such as the upper back or neck, performing specific stretches can help “loosen” those muscles, helping you feel more relaxed.
Healthy Posture = Healthy Person
The goal of exercise is to push away from pain relief and push more toward reactivation and restoration of function. Studies show that getting a chiropractic adjustment, along with daily exercising improves your quality of life. So keep yourself moving. Take breaks throughout the day at work to stretch or walk, especially if your job involves a lot of sitting which can be disruptive on your lumbar discs. Remember that man is a complete ever moving mass of energy.
Information provided by:
New Life Chiropractic Center
3309 Quail Hollow Dr. Suite A
Lambertville, MI 48144
Dr. Reyna LeVan
Upcoming Events at New Life Chiropractic Center are:
Teaching Tuesdays from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Free of Charge, at the office!
May 2, 2017 Topic – How to be Well-Your Wellness
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May 23, 2017 Topic-Exercise (Wrists & Ankles)
May 30, 2017 Topic-Posture and Your Health