We don't all have the time to look like the Rock or perform like a gymnast, but with a few minutes twice a week we can gain a few years back, look and feel great - and it need not cost the earth.
"Health" is a relative term. You can be healthy without additional exercise if you lead an active life and eat well - with a good balance of minerals, vitamins and sometimes supplements - as part of a nutritional balanced diet.
But the stresses of modern living can take its toll, or you may have slipped into a routine that is unhealthy after the daily grind. Why you decide to do something about it is personal, we are here to help you improve your resistance to the pressures of life, to get more out of living - and even live longer.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” - World Health Organization 1948
Fitness training with or without weights is useful to improve health because:
It improves your lifestyle - The main lifestyle benefit of weight training is the positive impact it can have on your ability to do everyday activities. From something as simple as unscrewing a stiff jar lid, or carrying heavy bags.
a mood booster - Weight-based exercises can help boost your mood and is a great way to take a step away from the stresses of life. However, weight training is not the only form of exercise to help boost your wellbeing. If weight training isn’t for you, any type of frequent exercise can help increase your mood-levels.
You could try a cardio-based activity, such as badminton,
running or swimming.
get stronger - Weight lifting improves bone density and may help to prevent osteoporosis by facilitating bone growth, according to the
It lowers the risk of cancer - Being active can help you keep a healthy weight, which reduces the risk of 13 different types of cancer, and if you’re doing a lot, it can help prevent breast and bowel cancer.
It improves your resistance to Covid 19 - There’s evidence that a specific enzyme our bodies produce during exercise may be protective against lung damage known to play a role in COVID-19 outcomes.
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