Everyone knows exercise is good for the body and helps to improve the body’s health and function at optimal levels. But what beneficial mechanisms does exercise do exactly for those who are overweight or obese? Currently, over 2.3 billion adults are overweight and over 700 million are obese. Being overweight and physically inactive increases your risk of developing health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and reduces the body’s ability to function optimally. Any amount of exercise can be effective in weight management & positive physiological adaptations. As I always say, the more the body moves the better it functions; the body was designed to move and be active!
Exercise induces health benefits such reduced adipose tissue or fat mass, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even cancers. These positive adaptations that exercise creates can also occur regardless of whether any weight is actually lost, proving that you can improve your health and fitness even if you are still carrying a little additional weight. Exercise improves the body’s everyday mechanisms such as organ function, digestion, sleep duration and quality, even concentration and mood. It even reduces the effects of anxiety and depression among numerous other health benefits.
The most effective prescription for weight loss should include a combination of diet, exercise and behavioural modifications. I cannot stress enough how essential exercise is for overweight or obese individuals due to its beneficial effects on the bodies biological system & psychological health.
People don’t just have time to exercise…they MAKE time to exercise. Be in control of your life. Make exercise and physical activity a part of your day, everyday! For more information like this or how to receive these types of benefits yourself, please visit our website www.absolutebalance.com.au or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke Bell (B.Sc. – Sport & Exercise Science, B.Sc. – Exercise Science & Rehabilitation, AEP)
Exercise Consultant – Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSA)