YOUR BODY ON EXERCISE – PREVENTATIVE MAGIC?
Physical activity is good medicine–St. Louis Personal Trainers have known this for a long time and you as a consumer and personal training client, are taking the message to heart. As researchers take more interest in how exercise affects the body, studies are revealing even more ways movement makes a person stronger and healthier.
Here are some facts that researchers found out:
- Epigenetics: Exercise, even in small doses, directly affects which genes are expressed, causing fat cells to function differently.
- Engaging in physical activity and personal training, may almost be as effective as a flu vaccine for lowering the odds of succumbing to an acute respiratory infection. 40-50% reduction in respiratory infections among regular exercisers and personal training clients, compared with control-group subjects.
- Long term exercise protects the inner lining blood vessels from age-related changes.
- Exercise boosts the brain and can reduce hippocampal volume loss, increase memory function and improve overall brain health.
- The Sleep in American poll found that more than 75% of exercisers reported good or fairly good sleep in the weeks leading up to the poll, and the majority of vigorous exercisers rarely experienced insomnia.
- According to a study in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, people who exercised moderately in the 15 years prior to the study, were 25% less likely to have low ocular perfusion pressure – a risk factor for glaucoma-than those who were inactive.
For more information on how exercise affects the body, contact Maurie Cofman, C.E.S. personal trainer in St. Louis, Brentwood and Clayton, MO.