How can specific exercises benefit you?

How can specific exercises benefit you?

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  • Core workouts

 Did you know that over 52% of people in the UK suffer in silence from back pain and arthritis. According to [1], having strong muscles and joints reduces the risk of arthritis by 76%. ‘Mayoclinic’ lists exercise, specifically core workouts, as one of the best remedies for back pain.

  •  Aerobic exercise

Aerobic exercise, for example, which speeds up your heart rate and breathing, is important for many body functions. It gives your heart and lungs a workout and increases endurance. [2]Three in 10 people are left gasping for air after walking up a flight of stairs, a survey has found. If you’re too winded to walk up a flight of stairs, that is a good indicator that you need more aerobic exercise to help condition your heart and lungs and get enough blood to your muscles to help them work efficiently. [3]Aerobic exercise also helps relax blood vessel walls, lower blood pressure, burn body fat, lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, boost mood, and raise “good” HDL cholesterol. Try to aim for 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity. Try brisk walking, swimming, jogging, cycling, dancing, or classes like step aerobics.

  • Strength training

Naturally, as we age, we lose muscle mass. Strength training builds it back. Regular strength training, such as, weightlifting, will help you feel more confident and capable of daily tasks like carrying groceries, gardening, and lifting heavier objects around the house. [4]Strengthening your muscles not only makes you stronger, but also stimulates bone growth, lowers blood sugar, assists with weight control, improves balance and posture, and reduces stress and pain in the lower back and joints.