People of all ages need to engage in fitness, physical activity, and exercise to ensure they are healthy. All individuals need to move regularly, regardless of the intensity. It doesn’t matter if you are in your teens, adult years, or elderly. Physical activity should be a priority for your health.
With regular exercise, your risk of developing a chronic disease is dramatically decreased. Millions of Americans struggle with chronic illnesses that are preventable and almost 14% of all deaths were caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and diet.
Now more than ever, people are living a sedentary lifestyle. This means that they do not engage in activities such as exercise, sports, and physically active hobbies. Physical activity declines as children age and girls are less likely to participate in physical activity.
A sedentary lifestyle also has consequences for the health care system. Chronic diseases and conditions can develop and worsen in a sedentary life leading to increase medical costs for preventative, diagnostic, and treatment for chronic conditions.
Benefits of Physical Activity
Working out for at least 30 minutes at least 5 days a week is the key to good health, but it is best to strive for a least one hour. Physical activity will improve your organ systems, reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, reduces the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, reduces the risk of developing breast and colon cancer, helps to maintain a healthy weight, improves coordination in later years, and promotes an overall well being. Physical activity is also crucial to maintaining muscle strength and bone health. Lack of recreational activity can hinder the ability to maintain leadership and socialization skills.
Community and Consistency
The key to reversing your risk of preventable disease is consistency. Only 17% of chronically ill patients with heart disease report getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week. By joining Impulse, you will have access to a gym community that lasts far beyond your workouts. You will create friendships while working out that will continue outside of the gym and will promote a healthier lifestyle. You will see a difference in your desire to show up and get your workout in when you have a full Impulse support team.
How to Turn Back The Clock
It is never too late to make the changes that your body desperately needs! You can make physical activity an important, consistent part of your daily routine. It does not need to be strenuous to make a difference. Start challenging yourself, family, colleagues, and friends to make a commitment to live healthier lives. Some ideas are going on walks, riding a bicycle, joining a gym, meeting with a nutritionist, or even taking the stairs each day. You can start this change in your own home today! Try our quick at home workout below:
At Home Workout [10-15 minutes]
- 30s Plank Jacks
- 30s Mountain Climbers
- 30s Side Plank with Arm Reach
- 30s Side Plank with Arm Reach (other side)
- 30s Plank Hops
Impulse Training in North Canton, OH provides a world-class training experience for individuals and families at any fitness level. Our knowledgeable staff will partner with you to create your fitness goals, support you as you complete your workout plan, and help you experience results! We offer a variety of training opportunities, nutrition guidance through our licensed, registered dietitian and onsite massage therapist to ensure you have the resources you need to succeed. Contact us today at 330-499-2266 or learn more at impulsetraining.com.