Our cardiovascular system’s health is integral to our overall health and wellbeing. If you are one of the lucky ones to smile as you review this summer’s photos and Facebook posts at the beach…congratulations! If, however, you are one of the many who cringed to see themselves in their bathing suit this year; don’t fret. One Life Fitness in Kelowna can help you achieve your heart healthy fitness goals. Now is the perfect time to assess your current health status and get into a fun, new exercise routine before fall. Besides burning calories, you will be able to achieve a healthy blood pressure, lower bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol; all while setting a great example for your family and friends.
Your Heart Is a Muscle That Needs Exercise
Your heart muscle is one of the strongest in your body. Similar to other muscles, it becomes healthier and stronger when you lead an active lifestyle. Something as easy as incorporating a brisk walk for a half hour each day, swimming, or bike riding can dramatically increase your stamina and make you feel great. In fact, it is estimated that individuals who do not exercise are twice as likely to develop heart disease compared to those who maintain an active lifestyle. As the leading cause of death, heart disease can oftentimes be avoided by maintaining a healthy body weight, diet and lifestyle.
It’s Never Too Late To Start Moving
If you struggle with finding time to go to the gym, you are not alone. Sometimes, thinking outside of the box can help you reach your daily fitness goals. Exercising around the house can be as easy as taking over yard work such a mowing the lawn and re-staining the deck and fence. Exercising during work may include maximizing your lunch breaks by getting outside and parking farther away or walking, rollerblading or riding your bicycle to work. It can be as simple as blaring your favourite tunes while you complete your housekeeping chores. Some people even use their household stairs to train in between gym days or do Yoga videos with the kids. The options are vast. Our dedicated team of personal trainers are able to assess your fitness goals and streamline a workout that is ideal for you to take on.
Positive Endorphin Rushes Combat Stress
Many clients who initially begrudging their new training commitment are pleasantly surprised how much they come to enjoy a good workout. Getting our heart pumping has plenty of excellent side effects. Breaking out into a sweat is positive for our circulation and encourages toxins to exit our systems. Endorphins are released leading to a calm and happy state of mind. As you experience these benefits, you will also notice positive changes taking place; helping you achieve your physical goals. Discover which time of day works best for you. Setting the alarm early may seem difficult at first; however, once you discover your renewed energy and ability to combat stress on a new level; you may just become hooked! Perhaps you are more of a “squeeze my workout in while supper is cooking” or like to hit the gym after the kids are in bed. We are all different and need to honour our own bodies and schedules to determine what works best.
Reduce PMS, Depression and Increase Your Creativity
There are a plethora of reasons to adopt a heart healthy lifestyle that have nothing to do with your body weight or bathing suit reflection. Everyone gets into a slump sometimes…it is vital to know you have the power to push through and live life to the fullest. Adopting a Mediterranean diet with more olive oil, increased fiber, fresh veggies and switching to red wine are all great ways to encourage vitality. Once you replace feeling sluggish with feeling energized, you will feel proud and successful. Other positive changes you may notice by living a heart healthy lifestyle include:
*Improved sleep quality
*Strengthening bone health
*Reduction or elimination of PMS symptoms
*Adding years to your life
And the list goes on!
One Life Fitness Wants You To Enjoy Life to the Max!
We are dedicated to helping clients meet and exceed their fitness goals. Our team strives to help each client ensure they can become the healthiest and happiest version of themselves. Enjoy looking and feeling your very best. Anything is possible and we are here for you one day at a time. Let’s do this!