5 surprising benefits of exercise you may not know about
We all know the drill, exercise is good for us and we should do it, but are we as disciplined with exercise as a prescription as we are with medication?
Well we should be, the amazing nature of exercise as a measure of treatment is that it is a preventative as well as a cure and it is so multi-dimensional it can treat more than just one condition at once, and it is free!
Coast Sport Exercise Physiologist, Leigh-Anne McBride
shares with us 5 surprising benefits of exercise you may not know about below:
THE MORE SURPRISING BENEFITS OF EXERCISE:
1. It makes us smarter
Studies now suggest that exercise is the best way to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It helps with focus, memory and quicker learning.
In a study published last year, they found that if you wanted to improve your memory to exercise 4 hours after learning something.
It assists with blood flow to the brain and helps protect the brain cells from degeneration.
2. It can help you recover from major illness
Exercise is used as treatment for many conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It can be seen in some cases as one of the only methods of treatment that works such as in conditions including chronic fatigue.
3. It makes us smile
It is a preventative and treatment for depression, stress and chronic pain. It is more beneficial than medication for treatment for depression and can be seen as a lifestyle change rather than a short term treatment.
4. It can slow down ageing
Exercise works at a cellular level to slow down the effects of ageing.
5. The magic of this treatment is that it does not take much time
The most impressive aspect is that recent research has shown that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is the best method of anti-ageing at a cellular level with significant results.
Even as little as 1-2 sessions of HIIT a week has been shown to be sufficient in reducing cardiovascular disease and cancer risk.
Its quality not quantity!
It’s ‘Exercise Right Week - 22nd-28th May 2017’, this campaign centres around ‘Who’s your match? Getting to know your expert of exercise’.
The Exercise Right Week 2017 campaign wants to demonstrate to all Australians the importance of seeking the right exercise expert for their requirements, and in turn raise awareness of Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Exercise Scientists and Accredited Sports Scientist.
Find out more about Coast Sport Exercise Physiologist, Leigh-Anne McBride and how she can help you to achieve optimal health and performance.
Book an appointment with Leigh-Anne today, call (02) 4356 2588
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