As few as 150 cumulative minutes of moderate physical or 75 minutes of vigorous activity can significantly improve the quality of your life, decrease risk for development of chronic disease, treat chronic disease and help you work to achieve a peak level of performance at ANY age. In fact, irregardless of the presence or absence of weight loss, increases in physical activity are related to significant reduction of abdominal fat and diseased risk factors associated with obesity!
Despite such incredible benefits under 5% of adults in this nation are regularly meeting these recommended levels and these levels (not surprisingly) decrease with age. It's never too late to start moving, but the longer you wait the harder it becomes to motivate ourselves and act to change old ill-serving habits.
P.E.A.K. Northwest expert trainers and coaches will work with you to find your purpose to move more and achieve peak performance, at any age.
Explore some of the benefits of physical activity by clicking below on an image!
Decrease low back pain
Not only can regular moderate physical activity decrease low back pain but it will also help to stretch and strengthen your lever systems to help you perform tasks of daily living without pain and strain.
Through regular moderate physical activity you will reduce your reliance of (or event eliminate) pharmaceutical medications.
More restful sleep
Performing regular moderate physical activity will improve your sleeping patters and help you attain more restful sleep.
More Energy Efficiency
The more we expend energy through moderate physical activities, the more energy efficient our bodies become and the less tired and restless we will feel.
Increased mood states
Regular moderate physical activity will increase our positive mood states and help us to maintain happiness within ourselves and among our relationships.
Increase Bone Density
Regular moderate weight baring physical activity will increase bone mineral density and attenuate loss of bone mineral density as we age decreasing risk for brittle bones.
Exercise can positively influence accessibility to favorable types of gene expression that can help to decrease risk for disease through a process known as epigenetics.
Manage Blood Sugar
Regular moderate physical activity will help you to manage stable blood sugar. When physically active, muscle can pull free floating blood glucose from the blood stream without the help of insulin.
Regular moderate physical activity will help you navigate through pregnancy with more energy, better sleep, increased strength, and maintain a healthy weight (among many more benefits).
Regular moderate physical activity will improve your mindfulness for healthier food choices.
Regular weight training exercises will increase your bone mineral density (or slow the loss of BMD with age) and significantly improve your body composition (increase fat-free mass and decrease fat mass).
Decrease Fall Risk
Regular moderate physical activity improves our flexibility, increases strength and helps you maintain joint health as you age. All of these benefits will decrease fall risk associated with aging.
Regular moderate physical activity will improve our mood states and decrease distress states.
Increase immune system
Regular physical activity will increase our immune system and increase our bodies resiliency when stricken with illness or injury.
Decrease risk for DM II
Regular moderate physical activity will decrease your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Improve blood cholestroles
Regular moderate physical activity will greatly improve blood cholesterol levels.
Improve Cardiorespiratory Health
Regular moderate physical activity will greatly improve your cardiorespiratory fitness and improve heart and lung capacity and function.
Manage Blood pressure
Regular moderate physical activity will improve management of blood pressure through out your day, positively influencing risk for inflammatory related disease.
Regular moderate physical activity will help you loose weight through calorie deficit and is essential to maintain weight loss.
Regular moderate physical activities ranging from sport to a just active play will help children maintain healthy weight, decrease screen time and increase efficacy in their abilities to perform exercise as adults.