I know training helps us get back into our favourite jeans but there is more to it than meets the eye.
Weight training in many medical journals (including Human Kinetics Advanced Exercise Prescriptions text) has scientific evidence to prevent an array of different medical issues both physical and mental.
I have included a chart on some the arena inactivity can affect. What is amazing about this chart is you can see where physical activity can improve your overall health.
Our increase reliance on technology has substantially lessened work-related physical activity, as well as the energy expenditure required for activities of daily living like cleaning the house, washing clothes and dishes, mowing the lawn and the list goes on.
What would have once required an hour of physical work now can be accomplished in seconds by something as simple as pressing a button. As a result we have more time available to do other activities that don’t require as much energy expenditure.
The unfortunate reality is that many people do not engage in physical activity during their leisure time. Our bodies are designed over the generations for movement and strenuous physical activity, exercise is just not part of the average lifestyle.
We cannot expect the human body to function optimally and remain healthy for extended periods if it is abused or is not used as intended.
Physical inactivity has led to a rise in many chronic diseases. Some of the experts believe that physical inactivity is the most important public health problem in the 21st century (Blair 2009). Each year 1.9 million people die as a result of physical inactivity (cavil, Kahlmeier, and Racioppi 2006)
It’s never too late to start changing your life for the great good and the side benefit is that you will probably fit into those jeans you have missed so much! Or even better yet wear that bikini you have always wanted to wear!
Lets make weight training apart of our Daily Living Activity!
NOW on a brighter note BRING ON SUMMER
MUCH LOVE Erin