Physical Fitness

Physical fitness helps  to restore balance and function to a variety of body systems. Medical fitness training is a speciality that provides injury prevention, rehabilitation and fitness goal obtainment designed to help overcome medical challenges and meet individual needs and health objectives.

Imagine if you could reduce or eliminate many of the medications you take. With regular fitness training, that goal is achievable.

Halifax Personal Fitness

Physical fitness is an Anti-Aging Essential and is a vital component of healthy aging.

Regular exercise beneficially affects every system in the body. Being active builds strength and endurance, enhances flexibility, lowers blood pressure, helps ward of many diseases including heart disease, and helps maintain a healthy weight by burning calories.  

To reap the benefits of exercise, a balanced program of cardiovascular conditioning to reduce the risk of heart disease, strength training to decrease the risk of osteoporosis and flexibility to maintain range of motion is essential. Consistency is also important. Moderate activity of at least 30 minutes every day, or at least most days of the week, every week, will reap the greatest rewards.

For some women regular physical activity helps ease the transition into perimenopause and menopause by relieving symptoms, decreasing stress and improving the quality of life.

A fitness program that emphasizes cardiovascular conditioning along with weight-bearing exercises is best. Aerobic exercise has mood-elevating and tension-relieving effects which help reduce depression and anxiety, both of which accompany menopause for many women. Aerobic exercise also promotes the loss of abdominal fat—a common place for postmenopausal weight gain. Strength training stimulates the bones to retain minerals that keep them dense and strong, thereby preventing the onset and progression of osteoporosis.

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