Exercise does more than build muscle and burn body fat. It can help you sleep better, as well as feel more alert and energetic. But these benefits will only come when you exercise the right way for your body. In this article, we’ll discuss some general exercise tips and why a unique exercise plan made specifically for you is so important.
What Kind of Exercise is Right for You?
In a study of more than 1 million people over 3 years, researchers found parallels between certain types/frequencies of exercise and mood benefits. Here is what the study found:
- Cardio and team sports have a more positive impact on mood than other types of exercise.
- Movement—even in the form of household chores—benefits your mood, too.
- Exercising 30-60 minutes 3 to 5 times a week yields the best results.
- Exercising too much made mental health worse. Specifically, exercising for more than an hour did not have any additional benefit.
Another factor of exercising the “right” way is your unique body and its needs. A woman with no health concerns will exercise differently than a woman who recently had a baby, has an autoimmune disease, or has a physical concern, such as a weak ankle. Obviously, men can have different health concerns and physical needs as well.
A woman with no health concerns will exercise differently than a woman who recently had a baby, has an autoimmune disease, or has a physical concern, such as a weak ankle.
Whatever your situation is, the fact is that no one exercise routine will work for every person. That’s why we offer a wellness program tailored to meet your body’s physical, nutritional, and mental needs. Contact our office today to learn how we can help you start healthy, attainable lifestyle habits that will leave you feeling great and in control of your health.