Why Should I Exercise?

Benefits of Exercise

Exercise has incredible benefits. According to the American Heart Association, regular exercise can Lower the Risk of:

Heart Disease

High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol

Other Benefits

Increase Energy, Stamina, & Strength

Improve Sleep

Improve Heart & Lung Function

Improve Bone Density 

Help control Weight

Improve Self Esteem

Here are list of some activities to try

Resistance training or lifting weights

Bicycling

Yoga

Stair Climbing

Swimming

Group Exercise Classes (water or land based)

Hiking or walking

Running (especially sprints)

 

How Often should you exercise?

Make sure it's regular - at least 3 x a week

Spread it out over the week for best results

 

Is pain preventing you from exercise?

Suffering while exercising is not a requirement. In fact, if you are experiencing pain while working out or pain is preventing you from getting in 3 workouts each week you need Muscle Activation Techniques. Exercise while in pain can lead to further dysfunction and more issues. The area of pain is usually the area taking on the extra stress due to other muscles not working. M.A.T. will discover underlying weaknesses that create compensations and pains throughout your body. You will be able to experience pain free exercise and improved recovery by implementing regular M.A.T. sessions into your life.

Here is a link to a recent article on Runners World website about how M.A.T. has helped runners avoid pain and get stronger!

Runners World Article