Take the opportunity to shock the body by doing something different than your typical workout routine.
Health Canada recommends adults get 150+ minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic activity per week, in bouts of 10+ minutes.
Redefine your fitness goals. You have been trying to lose those “last ten pounds” for the last ten years.
Sit less! Labour saving devices have robbed us of the opportunity to use 1500 – 2400 less calories per day.
Jot it down. Track your exercise in a journal to help reach your goals and remind you of your progress.
Take a stand when you can. Standing can burn 50% more calories than sitting.
Although flexibility and strength training exercises are important components of your overall fitness program, it is aerobic and endurance training (cardio) that provide the greatest benefit for reducing blood pressure.
As we age it’s particularly important to build resilience in brain function and exercise is one of the best ways to do it.
A regular, structured exercise program can decrease blood pressure by 5-7 mm Hg- this can occur as early as 3-4 weeks after introducing a new exercise routine
Losing 5% or 7% of your body weight can help reduce insulin levels, which reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.