Embarking on a nutrition and health journey is a wonderful way to celebrate life and truly invest in yourself. Each health journey is different, but one thing that we certainly preach here at Body Balancing is right there in our name: Balance.
Looking at health as a whole, there are so many components that make up a healthier lifestyle. One of the primary areas people generally tackle is nutrition, and a wonderful accompaniment to improved nutrition is getting your body moving a little more too! With warmer weather starting to peak its head into Perth, there’s no better time than now to get outside and get moving.
So what are the benefits of incorporating exercise into your nutrition and health journey?
Adding exercise to your holistic health journey is a wonderful way of improving your mood, decreasing stress and lowering anxiety. Interestingly, looking at the studies, it doesn’t appear to matter how intense the workout is, the mood benefits of exercise kick in no matter the intensity of physical activity.
Improved body composition:
Exercise plays a pivotal role in building and maintaining strong bones and muscles. Exercise helps prompt our bodies to release hormones that improve our muscles’ ability to absorb amino acids. As we grow older, we can lose muscle mass, so regular physical activity is essential to ensure you can stay strong as you age. Activities like strength training, when paired with adequate protein from the nutritional front, stimulate muscle growth.
Improved energy levels:
Much like great nutritional health, exercise helps increase your energy levels. Regular physical activity can be a real energy booster for many people, including those with certain medical conditions. With regular aerobic exercise on your schedule you can enjoy a plethora of health benefits such as improved lung health and a boosted cardiovascular system. Both of these have been shown to significantly enhance energy levels.
Helps reduce health risks:
A lack of physical activity has been shown to be one of the primary causes of chronic disease. Regular exercise can help with heart health, high blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin sensitivity and overall body composition. Many of these chronic diseases are associated with an unhealthy lifestyle and carrying excess weight. With the introduction of regular exercise as well as well balanced nutrition, the risks are most certainly reduced.
Improving and maintaining health is a holistic journey. Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. An awareness and education around nutrition coupled with finding a form of exercise that you enjoy and doing it regularly will no doubt show itself to be a worthwhile investment in the long term.
If you’re interested in starting your wellness journey, our team of qualified Nutritionists and Dieticians are ready to get you started. Call us for a 45-minute consultation free of charge to determine if our team is the right fit for you. To get started, please phone us now on (08) 9388 1166, or you can contact us via our webform for more information.