Dr. Andrew Arnold and Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre believe exercise is extremely important throughout a woman’s lifetime and particularly as she gets older.

The ideal exercise program includes cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise, strength exercises and stretching. There is a virtually infinite way to incorporate these three kinds of exercise into a woman’s life in a way that is pleasurable so that exercise can become a way of staying balanced.

Regular exercise:

– reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease of the heart
– helps regulate weight
– helps in the production of estrogen
– improves cardio-respiratory fitness
– increases flexibility
– decreases the risk of Osteoporosis
– strengthens muscle and bone
– reduces high blood pressure and diabetes
– helps prevent reaction time from slowing down
– sweeps excess cortisol (stress hormone) from the bloodstream
– increases antioxidant defenses
– can help relieve hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, cravings and insomnia
– reduces depression
– Strengthening skin, lungs, digestive tract, nervous system and controlling body fay
– can help the aging process

Excess body weight is often a result of physical inactivity and is a major risk for many chronic conditions. Six in 10 Australian adults are either overweight or obese. Physical activity combined with a healthy eating plan is the best approach for sustainable weight loss.

About the Author:

Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.

Category: Exercise

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