Health Clubs and You – Your Invitation to a better life
AS THE BENEFITS OF regular exercise become better known, more and more people of all ages are joining the exercise movement.
How important is regular exercise?
Health clubs and you. Ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often and likens lack of physical activity to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
They concluded that, “Briton’s can substantially improve their health and quality of life by including moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives…
Many believe that joining a health club is your first step to living longer, healthier and happier.
The health and fitness sector has a crucial role to play in engaging with local communities and becoming centers for health and wellbeing, using our expertise and knowledge to turn the tide of inactivity.
3-1-5 Health Club is focused on getting inactive people active whilst also collecting valuable data which further increases the evidence base. This is essential for us to continue making the case to the government for the benefits of preventative programmes that help people get moving and as a result healthier.
Need some help choosing your ‘why’?
Here are what studies have shown to be just a few of the many important reasons to exercise.
- Exercise Slows the Aging Process: Aging muscles have trouble regenerating and have fewer and less efficient mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of our cells. But exercise, especially when it’s high intensity, increases the number and health of mitochondria — essentially helping to reverse aging at the cellular level.
- People Who Exercise Are Happier: Exercise can alleviate symptoms of depression and help you better cope with stress and anxiety. Even just getting up and moving around may make you feel happier, studies show.
- It May Lengthen Your Lifespan: Exercise has been linked time and time again in studies both large and small to reductions in mortality from all causes. But some of the most fascinating research comes from extensive analyses carried out at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, which show that compared with nonrunners, runners tend to live about three years longer. Every hour of running you do adds an estimated seven hours to your life expectancy. In fact studies have found that as little as five minutes of daily running is associated with longer life spans.
- Exercise Improves Your Body Composition: Most people gain fat as they get older. It’s essentially inevitable. But lifting weights and following a good diet have the opposite effect: They help you put on muscle and lose fat, even if you are older than 60.
- It Can Boost Your Brain Health: Studies of aerobic exercise have found that it protects your memory and helps stave off cognitive decline as we age.
- Exercise Improves Your Microbiome: Studies show that exercise can drastically improve the composition of the trillions of microbes that live in the gut, which may be one reason it strengthens the immune system, fights inflammation and helps with weight control.
TODAY’S HEALTH CLUB EXISTS to assist you in achieving your fitness goals. Being fit means more than being physically active. It means taking care of your body by eating properly, not smoking, and avoiding other unhealthy habits. To that end, you can find nutritional counseling, health education classes, and a wide array of programmes to help you overcome whatever barriers to healthy living that you face.
Like so many people who join clubs, perhaps your goal is to manage your weight. Or maybe you need physical therapy to improve mobility, a stress management programme to control high blood pressure, or a strength-training programme to relieve arthritis pain. Whatever your goals, your health club can help.
A fitness professional will sit down and talk with you about your unique needs and design a program that’s right for you and that will deliver the results you’re looking for. For some, the pay-off is just looking good. For most, it’s feeling stronger, stepping lighter, and living better.