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How Exercise can Impact your Health
Myth or Truth?
To help our Westcoast SCI community maintain an exercise routine during the COVID-19 crisis, we decided to host 30 min. workouts via Zoom three times a week. Below, you will find recordings of those workouts so you can workout with us again in real time. They are catered to all fitness levels!
Basic Body Weight Exercises: Burpees, Squats, Single Leg Deadlifts (32 min.)
Body Weight Exercises: Lunges, Planks, Superman, Bridges (32 min.)
Our philosophy is built on giving you the tools, resources and education you need to make smart choice investments in your health, which is why we have been hosting FREE online workshops for our community. In case you missed them, we’ve started to make video clips of the key parts from the workshops.
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Frequently Asked Health Questions
Why is it important to exercise?
With all the information available at your fingertips, it’s important to decipher what are the real benefits to living a healthier life. It has been scientifically proven that in combination with a healthy diet exercise has a positive impact on your overall health.
Exercise can lower your risk of developing many chronic diseases such as:
- Heart disease
- Elevated blood sugar (diabetes/metabolic disease)
- High blood pressure
- Obesity (unhealthy weight gain)
- Sleep disorders (sleep apnea)
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How does exercise prevent and manage chronic disease?
Before answering this question, a healthy lifestyle is key to the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Physical exercise along with a healthy diet is imperative. Exercising without a healthy diet is like trying to swim without water.
Exercise allows your body to positively affect the overall health of your organs, bones and muscles. Remember that even people with underlying chronic diseases can still receive positive results from exercise. Exercise allows your body to increase blood flow and oxygen throughout your body. There are also positive mental health implications to adding exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle which could prove useful for people with chronic diseases.
Because individuals vary so much, trying to provide advice on diagnosis or treatment of chronic disease is near impossible from a FAQ such as this, if you’d like to find out more information on how we can help you, please book a FREE no charge 30 min consultation with one of our registered kinesiologists where we can meet with you in person (or virtually) and review your overall health. Remember, if you are new to exercise, seeking advice from a medical professional prior to starting your exercise program is a must, especially if you have one or more chronic diseases.
What happens if you don’t exercise?
This question varies depending on many different lifestyle factors. In general, people who do not exercise regularly will increase their risk of developing diseases such as: heart disease (including heart attack or stroke), high blood pressure, unhealthy weight gain, mental health disorders, long-term consequences of infectious diseases, high blood sugar, lung disease, sleep disorders, and many more.
What is the best workout routine?
In order to provide you with the best exercise routine, we would require you to come in for a thorough assessment. If you’d like more information on how we can help you, please book a FREE no charge 30 min consultation with our team of Registered Kinesiologsists.
If you’re already familiar with exercising and would like some additional information, please check out our Youtube channel for exercise videos you can try at home. Remember, if you are new to exercise, we highly recommend that you get clearance from a medical professional before starting out on your own.
What should I do to be healthy?
The answer to this question is as individual as you are and providing blanket statements proves to be very difficult. Remember to always consult a health professional before taking on new health solutions. In general, here’s a few tips to improve your overall health:
- Quit smoking
- Lose weight (for the average person) and try to reach your ideal healthy weight
- Eat a balanced diet low in saturated fat (and trans fats) including fruits and vegetables
- Avoid sugary drinks and control your sugar intake
- Check out our website for wellness tips
- Make healthy lifestyle choices, such as including regular exercise (eg taking the stairs instead of the elevator from time to time)
- Drink several glasses of water daily