Exercise & Healthy Living
At LifeSpan we're here to help you live your best life. Whether you're a busy mom, an active volunteer leader, coach or retiree, or a career professional, you'll find resources in this section to help you maximize your fitness in the time you have, using proven medically-appropriate exercise solutions.
Dedicated to a Good Life
Living well and proactively taking care of your body is important. We value your lifestyle of keeping up with the latest health research, eating healthy, exercising regularly and connecting your mind, body
and spirit. All of these factors will help you live a long and healthy life with less stress, better sleep, more control and lower risk for many chronic diseases.
As a key component of your everyday life, regular exercise is a must do, but may have its challenges. Making the time to exercise is great, but are you getting the most from your exercise? Read the information included in this Healthy Living section to evaluate your current exercise regiment, add value to your current exercise and understand your body so that you can maximize your exercise to achieve the results you want.
As you pursue your goal of Healthy Living, be sure to maintain a balance and remember there are hundreds of aspects that create a healthy life for us in this busy world today. Your fitness is certainly one of the most, if not the single most, important healthy living commitment you can make for yourself. Take each day one at a time and slow down whenever possible. Your heart, body and soul will thank you! And as a result, your resting heart rate will improve along with multitudes of other physiological benefits, many of which you will never notice. But know that your body is benefiting tremendously from all that you do each day that you exercise!
In closing, good health is certainly one of the greatest gifts in life! As you age, we at LifeSpan want to help you achieve and live a healthy life by providing you with not only outstanding exercise equipment, but with resources so you can excel to your greatest potential in your health and fitness, maximizing the time you spend working to improve your health and fitness, and ensure you have the most current and medically-appropriate information to guide you along the way.
- The benefits of exercise are tremendous! You may know that when you exercise your brain releases mood-enhancing hormones called endorphins, but did you know that endorphins may actually improve your body's insulin action, thereby reversing or decreasing insulin resistance, a condition that can lead to diabetes?
- The average individual has a resting heart rate between seventy and eighty beats per minute, whereas it is not uncommon for an Olympic cross-country skier's pulse to be in the forties.
- For each pound of muscle you gain you will burn at least 100 more calories a day without even doing any exercise! A body that has more muscle has a higher metabolism than a body with less muscle on board.