Benefits of an exercise program

Exercise is the key to a healthy life. It strengthens the heart and lungs, lowers blood pressure, and protects against many degenerative condition. It gives you more energy, improves sleep and helps lessen Stress.

The benefits of a Fitness Training Program can include: weight loss, decreased body fat, recovery from injury, improved athletic performance, and reduction of health risks. Exercise can strengthen bones, slowing down the progress of osteoporosis and other degenerative conditions.

Many of us suffer from ailments which affect our health. Among these ailments are Stress, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Arthritis, and Osteoporosis. A regular Fitness Training Program will relieve and in some cases, eliminate, these conditions. A proper diet combined with regular physical activity will provide a longer, happier and healthier life.

These four fundamental areas must be addressed by any exercise program:

Flexibility

  • Stretching results in longer, leaner muscles. As we age our joints stiffen and our posture suffers due to muscular imbalances. Stiff, inflexible muscles are prone to injury, and joint injury requires rehabilitation. Flexible muscles allow for better balance, and lubricated joints help prevent injury to your ankles, shoulders, elbows, knees, and hips
  • Good flexibility enables muscles and joints to move through their full range of motion. Poor flexibility leads to a higher chance of injury to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Flexibility is joint-specific; a person may have excellent range of motion at one joint, yet be restricted in another.
  • Stretching exercises are only effective if they are executed after the adhesions within the soft-tissue have been released. Stretching exercises that are applied to adhered tissues will only stretch the tissues above and below the restrictions. The actual restricted and adhered tissues are seldom stretched, leading to further biomechanical imbalances.

Strength

  • Strength Training is essential for injury rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance care. Strength training puts a helpful stress on bones and thus encourage new bone growth .A key focus is often strengthening your "Core" will alleviate pain in your back and neck caused by slouching. A strong "Core" will prevent Injury, improve Muscular Imbalances and will help prevent injuries Additional benefits of adding a strength program to your Fitness Training is that it builds it sculpts the body, strengthens bones, and dramatically affects fat loss efforts.
  • Strengthening exercises are most effective after the adhesions within the soft-tissue have been released. Attempts to strengthen already-shortened and contracted muscles only results in further contraction and restriction. This causes the formation of yet more adhesions and restrictive tissues, and exacerbates the Repetitive Injury Cycle. This is why the application of generic or non-specific strengthening exercises for RSI seldom works.

Balance and Proprioception

  • Proprioception describes the body's ability to react appropriately (through balance and touch) to external forces. Proprioception exercises should begin early in the rehabilitation process. Effective proprioception exercises are designed to restore the kinesthetic awareness of the patient. These exercises form the basis for the agility, strength, and endurance required for complete rehabilitation.

Cardiovascular

  • Cardiovascular or aerobic exercises are essential for restoring good circulation and for increasing oxygen delivery to soft-tissues. Lack of oxygen and poor circulation is a primary accelerant of repetitive strain injuries.
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