Six Benefits of Exercise in Recovery
There are many benefits of regular exercise and maintaining fitness in recovery.
Here are six:
Exercise increases energy levels
Exercise improves both the strength and the efficiency of your cardiovasculor system to get the oxygen and nutients to your muscles. When your cardiovascular systyem works better everything seems easier and you have more energy for the fun stuff in your life of recovery.
Exercise improves muscle strength
Staying active keeps muscles strong and joints, tendons, and ligaments flexible, allowing you to move more easily and avoid injury. Strong muscles and ligaments reduce your risk of joint and lower back pain by keeping joints in proper alignment. They also improve coordination and balance.
Lowers your risk of developing type 2 diabietes
Working out regularly helps to control blood glucouse levels, which helps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabietes. Additionallly exercise helps to precent obesity, which is a primary factor to type 2 diabetes.
Learn more about the benefits of exercise and recovery at The Forks on Sept. 14 for Recovery Day Winnipeg 2019.
Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight
The more you work out, the more calories you burn. In addition, the more muscles you develop, the higher your metabolic rate becomes, so you burn more calories even when you’re not exercising. The result? You may lose weight and look better physically which will boost your self-esteem.
Exercise improves brain function
Excerise increases blood flow and oxygen levels in the brain. It also encourages the release of the brain chemicals that are responsible for the production of cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls memory and learning. This, in turn, boosts degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Exercise is good for your hear
Working out reducings LDL cholestorol (the type that clogs your arteries), increases HDL (the good choloesterol) and reduces blood pressure so it lowers the stress on your heart. Added to this, it also strengthens your heart muscle.
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