If you know you need to exercise, but are just a bit intimidated and confused on where to start, Whether you live in Sylvan Lake or Red Deer, personal training can be a huge benefit. The older you get, the more difficult it is to get your body back into shape. The scarier it can become, too. It can be particularly scary if you already have a physical condition, such as high blood pressure or osteoporosis, leaving you unsure of just how far you can push yourself without creating a health crisis. That’s where the help of a personal trainer is invaluable. They don’t use a cookie cutter approach to fitness, but first assess your level of fitness, ask about any special needs and find out your goal. Some trainers will talk to your doctor if you request it and they need to know more facts.
Personal trainers push you to your maximum potential, but still safely within your limits.
Your maximum potential may be quite low, particularly if you haven’t exercised for quite a while. However, once you start, you’ll see it won’t take long before you’re doing far more than you thought possible. As your fitness level improves, the personal trainer adjusts your workout to reflect that improvement.
Eating healthier is part of being fitter.
Personal trainers also can help you with nutritional information. A personal trainer doesn’t give you a diet, but teaches you how to make wiser food selections. They are often far more aware of the newer studies on the effect of nutrition and specific foods for your health than many doctors are. Nutrition and exercise are trainers specialty area, unlike physicians who have to know a wide range of information, making these topics less significant to them. New studies show that some foods can help provide nutrients that can prevent, help or reverse certain conditions. Some of the nutrients are vitamins and minerals, like the ones found in supplements, but others are phytochemicals and other ingredients you only get from eating whole foods.
The combination of healthy eating and regular exercise not only improves your health, it zaps fat.
While regular exercise and a healthy diet can help prevent disease or make it more controllable, it also is lethal to fat and you’ll find yourself losing weight, if that’s one of your goals. Losing weight is a matter of eating fewer calories than you burn. A healthy diet lowers the calories you take in, while exercise burns more calories than normal. As you start to become fitter, you’ll build muscle tissue that also burns more calories than fat tissue does.
When you eat healthier and exercise, you’ll see your blood pressure drop and find diabetes easier to control.
Regular exercise, particularly weight bearing exercise, can help prevent bone loss and even build bone tissue.
Exercise lengthens telomeres, which protect the chromosomes and allow them to duplicate longer. This slows the aging process.
You’ll sleep better at night, which gives your body a chance to repair. Exercise also burns off the negative hormones created by stress and replaces them with ones that make you feel good.