“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” – Plato
Many of our clients aren't specifically looking to lose large amounts of weight or gain a competitive weight lifters level of strength. Rather they seek to matinain (or slightly improve) their body composition while looking to primarily improve their strength, endurance and flexibility to continue leading a healthy and active life for many years to come
Active living can help reduce the risks of chronic disease, improve overall health and well-being while reducing stress and medical related expenses. Leading an active lifestyle promotes healthy weight maintenance, healthy back, bones and strong muscles. It can even help sleeping patterns and greatly reduce the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cholesterol.
There are 3 main activities for living a balanced and active lifestyle.
Endurance related activities that increase heart and lung health. These can include running, walking, biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming, dancing, skating, etc.
Strength related activities that help maintain muscle mass and improve bone density. The bulk of these activities include free weight and bodyweight training. It may also include more laborious home activities like landscaping, moving furniture, home improvements, etc
Flexibility related activities that improve the relationships between your muscles, connective tissue and joints to keep you moving pain free and with ease. These activities include specific exercises in the gym, yoga, deep tissue massage, golf, stretching, etc.