Living a sedentary lifestyle - no matter what age - is dangerous, as it can lead to illness and premature death in some instances.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2012
One of the most important things women can do for their health at any age is exercise. Regular exercise over long periods of time can produce long-term health benefits. Lady of America wants to make sure women avoid living a sedentary lifestyle by understanding the how the body benefits from exercise and provides tips on how women can make their exercise regimen more effective.
According to a report by the Surgeon General entitled Physical Activity and Health, approximately 25 percent of adults do not include physical activity in their leisure time. Furthermore, physical inactivity is more prevalent among Black and Hispanic women. In addition, a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) shows inactivity is most evident in people over the age of 60.
Living a sedentary lifestyle – no matter what age – is dangerous, as it can lead to illness and premature death in some instances. American women can substantially improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate physical activity on a daily basis. Studies have shown that by doing so women have lowered the risk of, or improved the symptoms of, many chronic diseases. Anyone at any age can become active.
Exercise helps build muscle and bone strength and improves balance and flexibility — all of which can protect the body from falls that can cause breaks and fractures. Other benefits of exercise are boosting the immune system, helping fight off illness, control arthritic symptoms like joint swelling and pain, improve mood and self-confidence and enhance a deeper sleep. In addition, women have reported having more energy and experiencing ease in daily activities when exercising on a regular basis.
As women grow older, their bodies change. The metabolic rate declines by at least 2 percent each decade after age 30. The metabolism can be stimulated with high-intensity aerobic interval exercise to counteract or minimize this decline. Once women hit their 40s, they may begin to feel pain and wear and tear on their joints. Now is time to modify aerobic routines and add more strength training to help maintain joint stability and increase lean body mass. Instead of running or jogging, Lady of America recommends trying some non-weight-bearing activities like swimming, rowing or cycling. Hormonal changes in the late 40s into the 50s can also cause weight gain. It’s vitally important to exercise and follow a healthy diet at this lifestage.
To age healthfully and gracefully, Lady of America recommends that women exercise on a daily basis to get the full benefits of exercise. Lady of America offers women the opportunity to get fit and healthy, no matter their age, shape or size. The nationwide fitness clubs for women offer a range of classes, including yoga, spinning, kickboxing, body sculpting, bootcamp, Zumba, personal training and cardio equipment, as well amenities including massage, sauna and childcare.
About LOA Franchise Holding LLC
For more than 27 years, LOA Franchise Holding LLC (formerly Lady of America Franchise Corporation) has been an innovator in the constantly evolving business of women’s fitness clubs. LOAFC was established in 1984 with the goal of providing a safe and rewarding environment to women working on their fitness and lifestyle goals while enjoying the company and support of other women. Today the full-service chain of women’s fitness clubs has 95 franchises in operation across 45 states and nine countries under the brands LOA Fitness for Women, Lady of America, Ladies Workout Express, Workout Express and HCOA Fitness.