Get Active. Live Longer.
By Luigi Gratton, M.D., M.P.H. Vice President of Medical Affairs and Education, Herbalife
There is no better time to get and stay active than right now.
Regardless of age or physical ability, nearly everyone can enjoy
the health benefits of adding exercise into their daily routines.
Most of us know that exercise is a great way to jumpstart
a weight loss program and manage weight, but engaging
in a moderate level of daily physical activity can help keep
bones and muscles strong, reduce stress and generally improve
your quality of life. Whether you enjoy a brisk morning walk to
start the day or a game of tennis with a friend, the key is simply
to get active–and stay active.
The health benefits from exercise are endless; here are three to get you motivated:
1. Strong Bones & Muscles
Clinical research has shown that regular physical activity is one of the best ways to maintain bone health.
Weight bearing or strength training exercises, such as walking, jogging or using resistance bands or weights,
are helpful in preserving bone mass. This is a critical component in reducing your risk for bone weakening
conditions that occur with age and make you susceptible to fractures.
Weight bearing activities are also beneficial in building muscle mass, further supporting bone health.
In addition, muscle burns more calories and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Strong muscles and
bones improve your balance, strength and coordination, which may reduce your risk of falls and bone injuries.
Your doctor can assist you in finding a weight bearing exercise that works for you.
2. Stress Reduction
Preliminary research studies have shown that regular physical activity can help the body cope with stress.
Exercise releases endorphins into the system, which produce feelings of relaxation and well-being.
A brisk walk or quick workout could be just the thing to calm you after a stressful day.
3. Manage Your Weight
Reducing sedentary activities, engaging in more physical activity, and burning more calories
than you consume is the key to weight management. In addition, relying on a balanced diet
rich in green vegetables, calcium and protein, not only helps maintain weight, but also supports healthy bone maintenance.
Of course, having an active lifestyle and consistently preparing healthy meals can be a real challenge.
Fortunately, for people on the go, Herbalife provides convenient and delicious options - from
Weight Management to
Targeted Nutrition to
Energy & Fitness products.
As the summer months approach, and you find yourself out in the sun more frequently, Herbalife
Personal Care | Outer Nutrition products can also help protect and nourish your skin.
Total wellness is the goal, and Herbalife can help you get there - so you can stay active for a lifetime.
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is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.