Benefits of Healthy Living

October 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Living healthy is not just a way of life which can make you look better, but a way of life which can make you feel better as well. For example, take the benefit of minimal to moderate exercise. This includes cardiovascular activity 2-3 times a week for 20-60 minutes, and encompasses activities such as biking, running, speed-walking, and swimming, which are supported all around Rochester MN.

Weekly cardiovascular activity is predominantly beneficial for your heart and can help lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and moderate insulin and glucose levels for individuals with diabetes. By allocating just 3 hours a week to cardiovascular exercise you could be adding years to your life.

Working with free weights and completing weight-bearing exercises is also very beneficial for your body. Working with weights strengthens the tendons and ligaments and can reduce some of the painful consequences of arthritis. Weightlifting is beneficial for your bone structure and can help you fight off osteoporosis. Additionally, more muscle mass promotes a higher level of resting metabolism.

The benefits of a healthy diet and supplementation regimen are equally important. High protein foods help to curve hunger and facilitate muscle production, while healthy, low-glycemic, or “good” carbohydrates aid in providing hours of natural energy. Supplements such as branched-chain amino acids can aid in a variety of ways from exercise recovery (L-Arginine) to a fortified immune system (L-Glutamine). Multivitamins can help provide a consumed level of nutrients that might not be readily available in the average day-to-day diet as well.

So exercise weekly, eat healthy, don’t smoke, and consume alcohol moderately to not only look your best, but feel your best.

We also invite you to use a variety of Healthy Living Tools to assist your current health-related lifestyle habits. Commit to 2-3 specific goals to improve those habits in the coming weeks and months.  Remember that small daily steps can lead to big improvements in your health!

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