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Benefits of an Active Lifestyle

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A healthy lifestyle is often touted as one of the most effective ways of improving your overall quality of life and ensuring that it lasts as long as possible. While this information is undoubtedly accurate, it also lacks a significant amount of context to help us understand exactly how it helps us.  If you’ve ever wondered what all this exercise is actually doing for you aside from trimming your waistline, we’re here to enlighten you!

Exercise Helps Control Obesity
OK, we’re starting with the obvious one.  Daily, regular exercise helps to ensure that you stay in excellent shape and that your metabolism keeps turning over at a healthy tic.  Exercise doesn’t require large committed blocks of time or even a gym; it just requires dedication to getting more activity in your day.  Are there stairs at your work? Skip the elevator. Is your favorite corner store just a mile down the road? Walk it. Literally, any activity you can add to your day is an improvement over just sitting there.

Diseases and Health Conditions Can Be Mitigated With Exercise
This one is a little less obvious, but makes perfect sense when you think about it.  Heart disease and high blood pressure are both directly countered with regular exercise thanks to the increase with High-Density Lipoprotein that comes with it.  For those who don’t know, HDL’s are the good cholesterol you hear so much about. Exercise has also been shown to counter depression, multiple forms of cancer falls, stroke, type 2 diabetes, falls, and arthritis.

Depression Can Be Battled With Exercise
Are you feeling stressed? Depressed? Aggravated?  All of these have been shown to be subject to the mood-boosting effects of getting in a good bit of exercise.  Even taking a 30-minute walk can help relieve these issues by encouraging the brain to release your two favorite things, endorphins, and dopamine.  Add in that regular exercise will make you look and feel better and your self-confidence is likely to climb with it!

Tired Of Being Tired? Exercise Is The Key
Do you get tired walking up a simple flight of stairs?  Does going out to get groceries to wear you out? Is cleaning the house akin to running a marathon for you?  All of these are signs that you need to get out and exercise more. Oxygen and nutrients are delivered to your tissues when you exercise, making it a great way to boost your energy without resorting to energy drinks and supplements.

If you’re looking at increasing your energy through exercise and want the support of an excellent team of physicians, it’s time to call Dr. Justin Dempsey, DC at the Premier Health & Wellness Center in Waco, TX.  Every year they help hundreds of patients work for a longer lifespan with a higher quality of living, and they can help you too. Just make an appointment and get a consultation to begin your journey on the road to better lifelong health, greater energy, and a fit body that you can be proud of! 

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