Exercise can benefit everyone, at every fitness level. Let me show you what you could gain from working out with me…
Slows the aging process and reduces the risk of age-related diseases
Past the age of 30, our fitness and aerobic capability naturally declines year on year, sometimes by as much as 10%. However, regular exercise can halt this decline and ensure you actually gain aerobic fitness as you age, fighting weight gain and improving your flexibility. Working out also helps improve both muscle and skin tone, as well as combating age-related illnesses such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Builds and maintains healthy muscles, bones and joints
As we age, our bones lose density (mass), joints become stiffer and less flexible, and our lean body mass decreases.
Regular exercise is proven to help slow and even prevent muscle, bone and joint problems, and moderate to vigorous exercise can help maintain strength and flexibility too.
Strengthens and boosts your immune system
Exercising, as well as helping our body move and function, also keeps us healthy on the inside too. Exercise is a powerful natural immune cell stimulator, improving the function of the immune system as it declines progressively with age.
Regular, moderate cardio workout has been proven to help strengthen your declining immune system against the risk of infectious diseases and reduced responses to vaccinations.
Improves mental acuity
A great many studies have proven time and again that regular exercise can improve your concentration, memory and mental reaction times by stimulating the areas of the brain associated with attention and goal-focus.
Working out for just one hour, three times a week, can greatly improve your mental clarity and sharpness, as well as helping you to sleep well and deeply when you are ready to switch off.
Increases energy and endurance
This one sounds so cliché, but it’s true! People who exercise regularly have more energy, strength and endurance to face their daily activities as opposed to those who don’t exercise on a regular basis.
In fact, you’re likely to notice this feeling of increased vitality after a few short weeks of starting a new exercise routine. You might even experience that fabled ‘post-gym’ energy surge!
Confidence is inexorably linked to how we feel about our physical appearance. If you look good, you feel good.
Once you start to see results through an exercise programme, such as improved muscle tone, strength, stamina and shape, you’ll feel much better emotionally too, giving your self-image and self-confidence a huge boost that will ensure you stick to your workout programme for longer.
Improves sexual performance and restores libido
As if there weren’t enough great reasons to get fit and feel fabulous! Regular exercise is proven to increase sexual drive, activity and satisfaction, improving your physical endurance and muscle tone, as well as jump-starting the sympathetic nervous system which affects blood flow. The great news is that even low levels of exercise will yield results – after all you wouldn’t want to wear yourself out too soon!
Reduces stress, depression and anxiety
Exercise is a great way to reduce stress, anxiety and even clinical depression; by tiring your body out you diminish electrical activity in your muscles, alleviating that hyperactive and jittery feeling. Plus, our bodies produce endorphins for between an hour and two hours post-workout, giving us a flood of hormones to induce relaxation and improve mood. A handy side effect, focussing on a workout regime can provide healthy motivation and goal-focus, plus a nutritious diet plan will alleviate many stress-inducing foodstuffs, as well as encouraging hydration.
In addition, exercising alone or in group can just be plain old fun! It gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply practise an activity or hobby that makes you happy.
Reduces the risk of many diseases
Finally, the best reason of all to workout is the avoidance of many life-threatening diseases. Regular exercise can combat the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, colon cancer, breast cancer, heart attacks, stroke and arthritis.