This means that being physically active is a big step towards your good health. It’s one of your most effective ways for strengthening muscles, keeping your weight under control and preventing artery damage from high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure which may lead to a heart attack or suffering a stroke.
So what types of exercise are needed to provide complete fitness? Research conducted by exercise physiologists at Johns Hopkins advise aerobic exercise and resistance training are the most important for our health. Further, while flexibility doesn’t contribute directly to our health, it’s also vital since being flexible provides the foundation for being able to perform exercises more effectively.
Aerobic exercise improves circulation, which helps lower blood pressure and heart rate. Aerobic exercise also reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes or, if you already suffer with diabetes, helps you control your blood glucose levels.
Resistance training has a more specific effect on body composition for people who are carrying excess body fat, including a big tummy, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Resistance training can help reduce fat and create leaner muscle mass. Research suggests that a combination of both aerobic exercise and resistance work may help raise HDL or the good cholesterol while lowering LDL, the bad cholesterol.
So, if you suffer with joint pain or muscle ache or just general soreness it can be hard to feel like getting out and about. So try these quick tips to help you get started and feel better. Don’t push yourself too hard or too fast. Getting into shape or learning a new sport takes time. Adjust your activities if your body is feeling too much stress.
It's also important to remember to warm up before exercise because research has shown that warm muscles are less likely to be strained. If you suffer with joint stiffness or pain, use Thermomedic compression braces and therapy clothes, designed as an aid to gently care for aching bodies, warm sore muscles and support weakened joints to help you feel better.
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