Benefits of Exercise
Exercise has incredible benefits. According to the American Heart Association, regular exercise can Lower the Risk of:
High Blood Pressure
Increase Energy, Stamina, & Strength
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
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!