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This month, we’re doing a four-part series called ‘Go Love Yourself.’ The title is a little risqué, yes, but it got your attention.
And this week is all about: Your Body.
All the way back in 400 BCE, Hippocrates said ‘He must also take exercise.’ In fact, up until the early 1900s, doctors were tasked with a more preventative approach to health and prescribed exercise, movement, etc. With the advent and proliferation of pharmaceuticals, we have moved from a preventative approach to a reactive one. This is not to say that modern medicine should be eschewed, but that exercise should be elevated to higher status within treatment, both pre and post.
There is no pill that comes close to what exercise can do,” says Claude Bouchard, director of the human genomics laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana. “And if there was one, it would be extremely expensive.
Exercise is good for your heart: Daily activity improves blood flow, increases your heart’s working capacity and ultimately strengthens your heart muscle, all while lowering the bad cholesterol and increasing the good.
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Exercise is good for your blood pressure: Physical activity decreases body fat, which has been linked to high blood pressure, among a myriad of other problems.
Exercise helps fight obesity / diabetes: More activity = more muscle mass = higher metabolism = less body fat = less problems.
Exercise fights back pain and osteoporosis: Our bones need to be worked, just like our muscles. Weight training helps stress the muscles, which then stress the tendons, which then stress the bones, creating a stronger foundation.
It might feel counterintuitive, but if you have any questions, please grab one of our amazing La Jolla Sports Club Personal Trainers.
Exercise might make you age slower: Read this TIME article while you’re cycling or on the treadmill.
Exercise can make your skin look better: Exercising increases blood flow to the skin, which delivers oxygen and nutrients that improve skin health and can actually help wounds heal faster. We call this ‘good juju,’ a technical term.
What are some of the benefits you’ve seen from exercise? Are you on the fence or nervous to jump in and literally save your life? Leave a comment below!
OK, that’s it for us this week, keep an eye out for part two of ‘Go Love Yourself,’ where we’ll tackle exercise benefits for your brain.
Until then, have a great rest of the week / end, and go Falcons!
// Your La Jolla Sports Club team