It’s time to get that body moving to achieve better metabolic health!!!! Exercise is one of the five pillars to focus upon if you want to improve your Metabolic Health.
According to a study in the journal Cardiovascular Research, exercise may be even more efficient at helping us burn fat and convert food into energy than previously thought.
Consistent exercise caused the participants’ muscles to use far more fuel—predominantly fat and this is one of the ways to improve your overal Metabolic Health.
Because we live in such a fast paced, high stress society, the incredible, life-enhancing benefits from daily exercise is often ignored. This list shows how exercise benefits all these areas of your Metabolic Health:
Benefits of Exercise
- Increase Energy
- Boost Immune function
- Increase Metabolism
- Lose excess weight
- Support muscles & joints
- Elevates Mood
- Balances Hormones
- Reduces Toxic Load
- Restores Clarity & Focus
- Improves Circulation
- Restores Healthy Gut Microbes
Many individuals say they are too tired to exercise but the cure for their chronic fatigue is in the very thing they are avoiding doing.
Some say they just don’t have time.
Daily exercise doesn’t need to be intense or long. If you haven’t been doing anything start with 20 minutes and if you need to, break it up into two different time periods.
It is important to establish a Daily Exercise Habit – think of it as supporting overall health and consider putting it in a timeslot on your calendar. That’s what I do. I consider it an appointment with myself so I can be my best self.
Ideally you want to aim to get 30 or more minutes of exercise. And make sure to employ a variety of activities during your week. Have some:
Stretching to increase Flexibility
Strengthening to support Muscles & Joints
In regards to Strength Training - Did you know that you can actually burn more fat with strength training than cardio?
Strength training does everything cardio does for you, but it also does these things as well (Cardio does not do the following and can actually inhibit)
- Strengthens & protects joints
- Improves bone density
- Protects body from injury
- Increases metabolism (BMR)
When you are short on time consider:
- Taking a brisk morning walk out in the fresh air.
- Go for a quick bike ride around the neighborhood.
- Put your favorite tunes on and dance around the house.
- Stretch with the yoga Sun Salutation
- Or challenge yourself to do a little strength training. You can use weights or even just your own body. Such as planks, squats, push-ups, etc.
To get the most benefits support your exercise with good nutrition of healthy clean foods & good supplements.
Getting enough protein will help with your exercising routine. Protein provides your body with nutrients it needs to produce ATP – or energy! It gives you the stamina you need to live your life to the fullest and stay healthy and strong, as it supports muscle growth and recovery.
Hydration is also very important with exercise as it:
- Improved brain function
- Increase energy
- Decreased joint pain
- Weight loss
- Cardiovascular support
- Rids body of harmful toxins
- Digestive support
Exercise not only improves your energy levels and supports your cardiovascular system, it also increases your gut microbes. Your gut microbes help regulate your metabolism.
Your metabolism turns the food you eat into energy and can help you burn excess fat.
Comment below with your favorite form of exercise and let’s get moving!!!
Blessing for Health, Joy & Laughter,
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