There is a field of growing research, that shows exercise prevents age retardation.
Helping to stave off age related diseases; such as heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.
Exercise is essential for our vitality.
Our bodies are naturally designed to move.
It is only in the twentieth century, that our lives have become sedentary.
That’s right, the fitter you are, the more energy your body has.
Research shows, that prolonged rest is disastrous for our muscular and skeletal system.
The Westernised diet has become high in fat, protein and unprocessed foods, making our lymph sluggish, thus permitting the build up of toxic waste products in tissue and around our joints.
This leads to ill health including oedema, water retention, stiff muscles and joints and obesity.
Research has found, how much aerobic activity you do, determines your levels of VO/2, or maximum oxygen consumption.
This is a critical measurement of our bodies heart and lung performance; This measurement tends to steadily decline after thirty, and we begin to age rapidly, at a rate of about 1% a year.
As we age, we experience a decline in our cardiovascular fitness, age related illnesses tend to occur, at the rate VO/2 maximum starts to decline.
But here is the really great thing, new research has found, that this decline does not have to be inevitable.
When someone of 35, 55 or even 75 starts to work out, they can restore these levels to that of someone much younger.
Our energy levels increase and the health of our cardiovascular system becomes youthful.
Exercise also decreases high blood pressure, encourages fat loss and the removal of toxins, circulation improves and collagen levels increase, which helps to tighten and tone the skin.
Our muscle mass and joints also regain flexibility, preventing loss of minerals from our bones, helping to give the skeleton strength and structure.
So as you can see there are some wonderful reasons why exercise is so important.