The Benefits of Exercise

Dr. Scott Sanderson

Exercise is, as we all know, very important. Not just running, or weight training, but also yoga and pilates as well.

At Elite Health Hawaii, we believe that wellness encompasses lifestyle changes that benefit your health. There are many types of exercises out there to meet your needs and desired outcomes. Find what you enjoy and do more of it!

Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility exercises can include yoga, Pilates, and stretches.

Here’s why flexibility exercises are beneficial:

  • Less stress on the joints.
  • Great for flexibility, strength, balance.
  • Teaches effective breathing techniques.
  • Helps with stress relief and improves emotional well-being.

Aerobics and Cardio

Keep your heart healthy with aerobic exercises. No matter if you’re an athlete or not, aerobic activity increases your endurance. As a result, you can perform better in everything, whether it be work, sports, school, etc. There are all these benefits to exercise. Good examples of aerobic activity include:

  • Walking or jogging
  • Biking
  • Swimming

Strength Training

Weight training can help build and maintain strong muscles. Strong muscles don’t just make your body look good, but they also take the load off your joints. There’s less stress across the knee, for example; by keeping your knees strong, the muscle absorbs more of the stress rather than the joint.

Overall, you want to have a balance of all types of exercise. There’s less chance of injury with people who have strong muscles and are flexible.

For more information on health and getting assessed for which exercises are appropriate for any injury or condition, contact us at Elite Health Hawaii at (808) 784-7041. We offer customized exercise plans to help you better understand your body and what works best for you using the latest in health technology.

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