It is well documented that regular exercise combats a raft of chronic diseases, but have you ever thought about some of the extra qualities to our life that exercise brings?
It helps us in our day to day activities sitting up and down for example, on a chair is very similar to the standards of a squat, picking things up off the ground, a deadlift and hanging your washing up or staking the selves above your head similar to an overhead press to name a few. By training we get stronger and practice correct movement patterns to be proficient at our day to day activities and prevent injuries.
In the same vein, let’s not forget about the long-term health benefits from regular exercise. Through regular exercise it will help us keep up with our kids and grandchildren during play time. We will all get old at some stage and we want to be able to have the strength to get up out of a chair without needing help, the mobility to bend over and pick something up off the ground. The strength to balance and speed catch our footing if we lose it.
We all value life and the joys that it brings, and to think that being able to do things by only setting a small portion of our day aside to train will mean that we are putting ourselves in good stead to live longer, happier and healthier lives.