How can exercise improve your quality of life
Getting the minimum recommended amount of daily exercise is the most effective way to improve yourself if you live a sedentary lifestyle.
Your physical and mental health will improve, which will have a knock on effect on other areas of life. You will start to feel more energised and your mood will trend towards being happier. At work, you might feel more motivated to get things done and won’t give up if a task seems too difficult.
There are a surprising amount of health issues that can be solved with simple diet and exercise. Among the most common are obesity, diabetes, depression, and chronic pain. For some of these, a doctor might suggest being more active and eating a balanced diet before prescribing drugs or a more invasive treatment. Changing the way you live is difficult to do overnight. The key is to take small steps towards improving your health. As time goes on and you start to see improvements, it will be motivating to continue learning more about how exercise can increase your quality of life.
Exercise for chronic pain or disability
For those that are managing a disability or chronic condition such as knee or back pain, consult a doctor and a certified trainer to see if exercise could help improve your condition. Rest is sometimes beneficial for healing aches and pains, but usually only if they were caused by an incident.
Regular physical therapy can help strengthen muscles and even out imbalances in the musculoskeletal structure. These are common causes for chronic joint pain and are relatively easy to work on. Movements and lifts designed by a trainer can help activate specific muscle groups and decrease pain while improving functionality. Be sure to consult with a healthcare professional before starting a new exercise routine.
Imagine being able to climb stairs or pick up a grandkid without any pain. This could be possible for you with exercise that targets the specific issue. Improving your quality of life with simple exercise can be surprisingly cheap and efficient when you use the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This allows you to use an experienced NDIS personal trainer at little to no cost to you. All it takes is initiative and a bit of work to get yourself to where you want to be. A trainer will be most effective in getting functional health to where it needs to be for you to have a high quality of life.
For those that are very sick or severely disabled, exercise can help prevent conditions from worsening. Muscles degenerate if they aren’t used regularly. This is why physical therapy is often prescribed after a limb was in a cast. Lost muscle mass makes that part of the body more prone to injury. The same is true if someone is bound to a wheelchair or doesn’t see much activity. The elderly commonly face this issue. It would be beneficial for them physically and mentally if an experienced NDIS mobile physical trainer came to their home or a nearby park so that they could do specific exercises and have some socialisation.
Being fit is especially important if surgery is going to be required or some treatment that has known intense side effects. The more physically healthy you can be going into surgery or treatment, the better you are going to come out on the other side. Complications from the surgery won’t be as common and the recovery process will be faster if you have a fitter baseline going into surgery. There is even a chance that you will be required to have a certain level of fitness before being considered for surgery. If you are unfit and are going into an operation that is especially risky or has a lengthy recovery time, it could be detrimental to your quality of life to have the surgery that is meant to improve it. This is why it would be wise to seek the help of a personal trainer to give you the best chance at a full and speedy recovery.
More benefits of exercise
Exercise has been shown to lessen the impact of ageing such as disease, mental decline, and loss of bone density. Another risk of ageing is having a fall. This commonly results in a broken hip at best. Regular exercise builds up muscle mass and improves balance to reduce falling incidents.
Having an active lifestyle for your whole life is preferred, but it is never too late to start. In a relatively short time, you can start to see real improvements in your life. Similar to quitting tobacco, the body is quick to react to positive change. It reduces your risk of depression and anxiety, all while keeping you healthy and sharp into old age. A walk in a park with lots of open natural land has shown to quickly improve anxiety and stress and doubles as physical activity.
One of the most common epidemics in many countries is obesity. Disease caused by obesity is a leading cause of death and is easily preventable. Moderate amounts of physical activity every week can dramatically reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and various types of cancer. Exercise will do more than just burn calories to help you lose weight. It will also improve digestion by triggering the body to release hormones and start processes to better absorb food. Needless to say, all of these conditions will have a negative effect on your quality of life.
For any age or condition, physical activity always carries with it many health benefits. While any sort of activity always carries the risk for injury, the potential health consequences of being sedentary dramatically outweigh any injuries. Those who are more fit are less likely to suffer from physical and mental injury or illness. To find out how exercise can help you become healthier and improve your quality of life specifically, get in touch with a certified personal trainer from GetGoing. They will help you prevent injury and improve functionality.