I’m sure you’ve all heard the famous saying: food is 80% of the battle when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight or trying to shed some extra pounds. And for a large part, that’s correct. Eating a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is incredibly important for your health and weight loss goals but a regular exercise routine will also lead to some excellent advantages for your body and mind in the long run.
Helps Control Weight
To lose weight you have to put yourself in a calorie deficit—meaning eat less calories in a day than you burn. Though you can do this through diet alone, it’s much easier and more satisfying to reach your deficit with the help of an exercise routine. If you burn calories at the gym, eating an extra banana at breakfast because you’re feeling hungry isn’t as big of a deal to your weight loss journey for the day.
Improves Blood Pressure
Besides lowering your risk for high blood pressure via healthy weight maintenance, exercise lowers blood pressure immediately after your routine and for up to 16 hours after you’ve finished.
Increases Your Energy Levels
Our days are busy and some people find it tough to make it through a full day without napping or chugging back loads of caffeinated beverages. If you exercise in the morning before delving into your agenda for the day, you’re more likely to feel energised all day and make it until bed time without feeling like you need to lie down. On top of that, exercise is a mood enhancer to the max which help keeps you calmer during stressful situations.
Keeps Chronic Diseases at Bay
High blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and high cholesterol have all been proven to be prevented by regular exercise. Though your work outs aren’t guaranteed to keep you safe from these illnesses, they can play a major part in combating them from the start or recovering from them if they are contracted.
Improves Your Flexibility
You probably don’t need to be able to twist your legs into a pretzel shape on a daily basis, however, the more flexible you are the easier it is for you to recover from possible future injuries. You may also notice improvement in your posture after picking up a daily exercise routine and therefore feel more apt to stretch out any tenseness you experience in your neck and back.
The bottom line is, as with everything in life, balance is key. Eating right and exercising regularly (even if it’s just a bit of light activity outside of your regular day-to-day errands) will result in a happy and healthy life moving forward. NutriStart offers vitamin supplements and our Provide Smoothie containing a few different, nutrient-dense, super foods to help you on your health journey. Contact us today for more information on our products and the NutriStart difference.