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E is for Exercise

By July 29, 2016 April 2nd, 2020 Education
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What are the benefits of regular exercise, and how should you approach it if you have a chronic condition? We explain the immense payoffs of regular exercise. We also look at how an exercise physiologist can help reduce risk and safely help you reshape your body.

Benefits of regular exercise

Regular exercise can enhance your health and improve your body composition. I​f you want to to be healthy, exercise is key. ​The benefits of regular physical activity are well established and include improved functioning of our cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, metabolic, endocrine, psychological and immune systems.

Exercise and chronic conditions

If you have conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer or arthritis, you should seek guidance from an exercise physiologist (EP). Accredited EP’s hold a four-year university degree. They are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

Can anyone see an EP?

For healthy people wishing to improve body composition and enhance general health, ​a consultation with an EP can be great. They can help you achieve the desired results without endangering your health. As an example, high-intensity exercise can be a great way to improve body composition and fitness. But, it can easily lead to injury or cellular damage that increases​your risk of heart disease and cancer.​ There is a fine line between training hard and overtraining. Never let a personal trainer push you past your safety zone. Awareness, moderation and listening to your body are important skills to develop.

Helping you with motivation

Many people think that they do not enjoy exercising and struggle for motivation. An EP can assist you in making small behaviour changes that can lead to significant beneficial lifestyle changes. The increased muscle strength, power, coordination, stability, and flexibility that come from exercise help us perform daily activities like climbing stairs with ease and comfort. In order to enjoy the glow of good health, you need to exercise.

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