Coach Caleb’s Corner
The Fountain of Youth!
“If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed.” – Mark Tarnopolsky, Genetic Metabolic Neurologist, McMaster University
As 2019 sprints to the finish line later this month, it’s very easy to become distracted by the exigencies of the season and forget to prioritize one’s own well-being in the mad rush to spread some festive holiday cheer to others. Carving out the time for our weekly training sessions just becomes increasingly challenging as we hurtle toward the holidays with so many demands on our precious time! However… Considering that the cold and flu season is also in full swing, this certainly isn’t a low-risk time of year to compromise a healthy habits regimen, so it behooves me, charitable coach that I am, to write a friendly reminder about the incomparable wellness benefits of staying active this December.
The World Health Organization and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention advises most adults to do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and (here comes my favorite advice) twice weekly strength training sessions! Although we should all know by now that maintaining a healthy body composition is an obvious benefit of regular exercise, but there are some other surprising side effects that your hard work in the gym is providing you that are worthy of considering whenever you are tempted to put off a training session.
At Breakthrough Strength & Fitness we want to be a part of the vanguard that changes this statistic. So I invite you, dear readers, to spread the word that a consistent exercise regimen, and especially one that includes strength training, will help keep you young, fight depression, improve your memory, help you learn new skills, beautify your skin and increase your bone density. It’s pretty hard to find a pill, supplement or “cleanse” that can boast all those benefits, so come join us in the gym for the best medicine of all – training!
PS – As our holiday gift to help you enjoy all the benefits of training, we are offering a FREE class all next week! Check out the class times and details here – we’d love for you to be our guest!