We all hear it: the call to exercise more. But why is it so important, and how can you make it work in your busy lifestyle?
Benefits of Staying Active:
Heart Health: Regular exercise can help improve circulation, control blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Bone Health: Weight bearing exercise can slow down bone loss and may help reduce risk for osteoporosis.
Weight Control: Exercise is critical for weight control, helping improve muscle tone and increase fat loss.
Overall Health: Exercise just makes you feel better! You really can have more energy and it helps your body handle stress more efficiently.
Remember that exercise is any activity in which you are moving. This can include walking, grocery shopping, gardening, or other everyday activities.
Nourishing and hydrating your body is important for any type of exercise program, whether it’s done inside or outside, winter or summer.
In combination with exercise, hydration is, of course, key. But there’s a third factor: making sure your body’s nutrient levels are up. Protein and Chromium are two key assists in helping your body get the most out of your exercise. Protein helps build muscle mass and shed fat, while a chromium supplement prior to exercise can regulate your metabolism and help keep your blood sugar levels normal.
Whatever exercise you choose to do, find something you enjoy and get on the road to feeling great!
So head to your nearest Akin’s, pick up protein and chromium (and maybe a few post-workout snacks), and begin the journey to a fitter, happier you.