Although research shows that exercising once or twice a week is better than never exercising at all, at LifeUP Integrative Health Coaching in LA, we hold ourselves and our clients to higher standards. Why is strength and conditioning so important to our clients’ overall health and wellness?
Let’s start with its benefits.
Did you know that as early as age 25, people begin losing about a pound of muscle every single year? But this is not a disease. We call this very normal condition ‘sarcopenia.” As we age, we begin to find every day activities such as climbing stairs and pushing ourselves in and out of chairs more difficult than we used to. Without strength training, our metabolisms slow, we gain body fat, and we begin to develop other negative effects on our health related to muscle loss. Even worse, a decline in our strength can increase our chances of falling and breaking bones! Studies have shown that strength training and conditioning can stop – and even reverse – sarcopenia’s detrimental effects. Here are further benefits you’ll experience when you begin to condition:
- Lose fat
- Gain bone density
- Develop lean muscle
- Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
- Think more clearly
- Feel more energy
- Feel better about your body and yourself
- Get restful sleep
- Improve pain – especially in the lower back
- Prevent osteopenia (bone loss)
- Weight loss
- Improved metabolism
- Lower triglycerides
- Increase “good” (HDL) and lower “bad”(LDL) cholesterol
- Burn more calories while at rest.
In fact, according to studies by Patricia A. Boyle, PhD, Aron S. Buchman, MD and others, increased muscle strength not only lowers risk for coronary heart disease but also greatly decreases the chances of developing Alzheimer’s.
Lower your risk of coronary heart disease by increasing muscle strength and also decrease your chances of developing Alzheimer’s.
Gaining Athletic Benefits
With LifeUP Integrative Health Coaching of Los Angeles you’ll get all the support you need to see the kind of athletic gains that can give you a competitive edge. Together, we’ll go far beyond strength training. How? By adding the undisputed benefits of conditioning and functional movement screening to your strength training routines.
- Improve agility
- Develop higher levels of coordination
- Feel and look more physically fit and powerful
- Gain endurance
- Prevent injury
- Identify and correct for any past injuries
Following the regimens he creates for you based on the results of your functional screening will also help to reduce your chances of getting injured on the gym floor or wherever you like to train. Is Online Coaching right for you? Find out now.