The Center for Disease Control and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend all adults log at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. That’s 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week. Studies show that people who meet or exceed this minimum recommendation have less risk of developing chronic conditions like
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Dislipidemia (unhealthy cholesterol levels)
If you’re in a high risk group, or have early warning signs of any of the above conditions, it’s a great time to start an exercise program. Regular resistance training has been proven to lower blood pressure, reduce LDL (bad cholesterol), and reverse some of the effects of diabetes. In fact, if your doctor has told you that you’re pre-diabetic or pre-hypertensive, she’s probably already recommended that you get more exercise.
If general fitness and health are you goals, we’ll create a balanced, challenging program for you with an eye toward getting your numbers back where they belong. And it’ll be a lot more fun than taking countless medications for the rest of your life! Give us a call at 541-968-7523 to discuss your specific needs and how we can help.