Lets get physical in 2018!
Join us at morning meeting for a Jazzercise demo on Friday, January 19. Jazzercise instructors, Vanita & Amy, will lead ANCS in an aerobics routine, followed by a 35 Day Fitness Challenge at 3rd Friday Coffee. Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results. It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. This aerobic demonstration is brought to you by the Health & Wellness Committee.
Did You Know?
Regardless of age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic activity is good for you. As your body adapts to regular aerobic exercise, you’ll get stronger and fitter.
Consider the following 10 ways that aerobic activity can help you feel better and enjoy life to the fullest.
Aerobic activity can help you:
1. Keep excess pounds at bay
Combined with a healthy diet, aerobic exercise helps you lose weight and keep it off.
2. Increase your stamina
You may feel tired when you first start regular aerobic exercise. But over the long term, you’ll enjoy increased stamina and reduced fatigue.
3. Ward off viral illnesses
Aerobic exercise activates your immune system in a good way. This may leave you less susceptible to minor viral illnesses, such as colds and flu.
4. Reduce your health risks
Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, stroke and certain types of cancer.
Weight-bearing aerobic exercises, such as walking, help decrease the risk of osteoporosis.
5. Manage chronic conditions
Aerobic exercise may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. If you have coronary artery disease, aerobic exercise may help you manage your condition.
6. Strengthen your heart
A stronger heart doesn’t need to beat as fast. A stronger heart also pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to all parts of your body.
7. Keep your arteries clear
Aerobic exercise boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the “good,” cholesterol, and lowers your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad,” cholesterol. This may result in less buildup of plaques in your arteries.
8. Boost your mood
Aerobic exercise may ease the gloominess of depression, reduce the tension associated with anxiety and promote relaxation.
9. Stay active and independent as you age
Aerobic exercise keeps your muscles strong, which can help you maintain mobility as you get older.
Aerobic exercise also keeps your mind sharp. Studies have found that regular physical activity may help protect memory, reasoning, judgment and thinking skills (cognitive function) in older adults, and may improve cognitive function in young adults. Some studies suggest that it can even help prevent the onset of dementia.
10. Live longer
Studies show that people who participate in regular aerobic exercise live longer than those who don’t exercise regularly.
Take the first step
Ready to get more active? Need more motivation? Great. We’ll see you at the EC’s morning meeting on January 19th!
Mayo Clinic “Aerobic Exercise: Top 10 Reasons to get Physical” (Accessed January 9, 2017)