What Happens When You Stop Exercising

Exercise is wonderful for your body and mind.  Regular exercise can improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure, reduce stress (which can lead to strokes or heart attacks) and improve quality of life.  When you reduce exercise or don’t do it at all it can lead to higher levels of blood sugar and blood pressure, added aches and pains as well as weight gain.  When exercise lands on the back burner of your life it can be hard to get back into the swing of things.  It is important to keep exercising so the brain can continue to get increased blood flow which can help with memory and even lift your mood. 

When we stop exercising our bodies is not getting the love we need and we start to feel tight or even experience joint pain.  Many San Diego Chiropractors agree when people are active they tend to have less aches a pain because you are keeping your body moving and blood flowing.  Getting adjusted with your local  San Diego Chiropractor can help to ensure that your body is properly aligned; your nervous system is functioning properly and helps reduce inflammation.  It is even more important to keep up exercise as you age; the older we get the blood flow will natural start to weaken.  Many gyms and community programs offer many different classes and programs for those in the senior community.  

When we don’t exercise we lose muscle mass and usually increase body fat.  You can usually start to see the affects within six weeks.  Remember the effects of exercise are only temporary; you need to continue to keep up the hard work to keep the body functioning properly.  Only working out a few times a week is helpful but regular physical activity will help to keep your body and mind at its most optimal health.

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