Most people in a serious weight-loss journey will acknowledge that regular exercise will have a dramatic effect on their results, but they might not realize that even before the scale victories are evident, the benefits of exercise can aid everything from the heart to quality of sleep.
The Los Angeles Times explored exercise and health in a recent article. Studies noted the correlation between increased exercise and decreased blood pressure. “Just why exercise lowers blood pressure isn’t clear, but there are several possibilities,” the L.A. Times states. “Exercise makes the heart stronger, so it doesn’t have to pump as hard, which in turn lowers the force on your arteries. Exercise reduces blood insulin levels, and high blood insulin has been linked to hypertension.”
But exercise does not stop there. In today’s Huffington Post, Dr. Qanta Ahmed explains how exercise enables sleep and reduces the problems associated with sleeplessness. “Exercise has a number of interesting impacts on sleep.” Ahmed said. “Of course, being neurotically overscheduled, Americans don’t always get a chance to exercise at the best time possible to help sleep, but beginning a conversation about this is always a good place to start.”
Ahmed’s Huffington Post article theorizes that exercise promotes ‘slow-wave sleep’ or the Stage 3 sleep that is deep and very difficult to be interrupted. What results is a sound, restful sleep.
Tonight’s workshop “The Best 30-Minute Workout” will provide some valuable steps in finding an effective exercise routine. The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. at The N.E.W. Program’s Newport Beach location.
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