Exercise is without doubt one of the finest remedies for innumerable ailments and diseases. When the three essential elements – Stretching, Aerobics and Strength - are combined, the results are positively staggering. You will look and feel better and have improved energy for tasks at work and play. All the following benefits arise from intense research conducted by well respected organizations world-wide.
Exercise prevents muscle loss; increases your metabolism; increases your muscle mass; one of the important keys to controlling weight and preventing obesity by reducing your body fat; increases your bone mineral density and guards against Osteoporosis; improves blood sugar levels; speeds up your digestion; reduces your resting blood pressure; will relieve lower back and arthritis pain; prevents stress fractures which occur when muscles become tired and can't absorb shock; helps promote functional recovery following brain and spinal cord injury; men at the highest level of cardiovascular fitness were four times less likely to develop prostate cancer than those at the lowest level; reduces high artery-clogging “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels by increasing the “good” cholesterol (HDL) count and efficiently breaks down artery hardening fat, i.e., triglycerides; subjects who were obese (with a BMI of 30 or greater) in middle age were 3.5 times more likely to develop dementia than those of normal weight; helps individuals suffering from depression and anxiety; people with anorexia gained 40% more weight than anorexics who were sedentary.
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Founder of Me and My Body: Dr Lionel Phillips
You have guided me to achieve the following results in just 5 months: Fat percentage reduced from 40% to 33.1%. Strength test – 1 Minute sit ups – 35 to 70. Water percentage increase from 44% to 48% - I am honestly working to increase my water intake. Lost 5 kilos (9 pounds) - all without dieting. 22/11/2006