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13 Reasons Your Health Relies on Your Active Lifestyle

Being physically active is arguably the most important thing you can do for your health!

Starting off with a daily brisk walk is a safe way to go if you are weary of injury.  Contacting your doctor, like the chiropractors at Advanced Chiropractic, is a great idea.  They will tell you what exercises and stretches are good for you and your specific physical condition; you can work together to make an awesome action plan for your overall health!

The benefits that you will get from your lifestyle of physical activity will seriously overshadow any risks of injury.

The great thing about getting and being physically fit is the tremendous improvement on your health and abilities.  Chiropractic is a wonderful way of amplifying the benefits of exercise.

There is just a never-ending list of benefits that you earn from exercising and living a well-rounded, active lifestyle.  Just off the top of my head, exercise helps to achieve a healthy pregnancy and sex life along with its assistance in curving addiction!  There are just too many great benefits to go into detail with all of them, so we will just stick with 13 that I handpicked, just for you.


1. Weight Management

Exercise is a great way to maintain your weight as well as shed some extra pounds from your life!

Here is a little wisdom I got from a metabolic weight loss chiropractor: train your brain not to lose weight; train your brain to get rid of those pounds…  Losing something implies that it needs to be found!  Get rid of that weight forever; a huge chunk of troubles with weight is in your mindset.  You can be active, and you can start building that forever-foundation today.    


2. Heart Health

The more active your lifestyle, the less risk you have for heart disease and stroke.  You will find that your blood pressure and cholesterol improve with more physical activity, as well!


3. Type 2 Diabetes

Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.  If you are already suffering from type 2 diabetes, you will be able to get some assistance in controlling blood glucose levels with exercise.


4. Cancer Prevention

If you are a cancer survivor, an active lifestyle is shown to be able to give you a much better quality of life!  Not only that; there is research supporting exercise being linked to a reduced risk of colon, breast, endometrial, and lung cancers


5 & 6. Bones and Muscles

Certain exercises will slow your loss of bone density as you age.  You will also be less likely to fracture your hip or form arthritis.

When you make sure to do muscle strengthening as you age, you will find that your muscle strength, as well as mass, will be easily maintained or increased at any age!


7 & 8. Mental health and mood

When you live a healthy, active lifestyle, you will be able to get better, more effective sleep!  So, exercise is pretty darn beneficial for people suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Regular exercise also reduces your risk of depression and stress along with giving you more energy and an improved outlook on the world.  I mean, who doesn’t feel great about themselves when they have worked hard to reach their goals?


9 & 10. Brain Health and Memory

When you are active, your brain has more access to oxygen and blood!  This is really great for your cognitive skills.  A few steps further: exercise increases the growth of your brain cells and reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well as schizophrenia!

We all know that as we age, our memory and brain power tend to fade a bit.  Well, with regular exercise, you will be able to not only help to boost your thinking, learning, and judgement skills- you will be helping yourself keep them sharp as you get older!


11. Daily function

Staying active helps to keep you functioning for your everyday activities- especially in older adults.  Your risk of falling gets significantly reduced!


12. Pain reduction

Contrary to prior beliefs, exercise actually helps to reduce your chronic pains and will improve your quality of life.  Fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain are just a couple of the many conditions which exercising significantly helps in pain relief.

On top of this actual pain relief, working out raises your tolerance for pain- so your general pain perception goes down.  Double whammy!


13. Longer Life

If you are active about 7 hours a week, you will have a 40% less chance of dying early than those who are physically active for less than a half an hour per week.  Wow!  That means if you just make sure to work out for an hour every day you will be giving yourself more time to spend with your loved ones.

It is recommended to spend at least 150 minutes of that 420 minutes a week doing, at the very least, a moderate-intensity aerobic activity.


As I had mentioned earlier, it is a great idea to talk with your health care professional if you have any questions or concerns about what exercises and activities best suit you.  The doctors at Advanced Chiropractic Associates, PLLC are the perfect people to reach out to for advice on your journey to wellness.  Contact them today to schedule your consultation.




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Knoxville, TN 37920

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About the Author

Kali S. Garcia is a natural health enthusiast. As the owner and author of MamaTea Social, she feels compelled to heal and the cold hard facts. Connect with her on Facebook.




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