Benefits of regular exercise for preventing injury or health issues

When it comes to exercise, there’s more to it than losing weight and looking better by swimsuit season. In addition to looking good, exercise helps to strengthen your body to make it more resistant to injury and illness. At City View Chiropractic, we take care of any sports-related injury in Mississauga and the surrounding areas. Our team of trained professionals can help you get better and demonstrate the many benefits of exercising as a way of preventing injury and health problems.

  1. Strength Training
    Using your body in training will build muscle and increase lean tissue—which translates to fat storage reduction. It doesn’t matter where you start or what you start with—kettle bells, weights, or plyometrics; you need to increase muscle and put less stress on your joints, which will give you overall improved function  
  2. Controls your weight
    While this seems obvious, regular exercise will help you control your weight and keep it at a level that suits you. Physical activity helps you burn calories a lot faster than simply going about your daily life. While going to the gym is a great way to keep active, you can also start slowly by simply going for a walk every night or taking the stairs instead of the elevators when you go to work. Remember, don’t try to do too much at first; ease your way into things and increase your capacity over time.
  3. It helps prevent certain diseases
    Exercises focused on building muscle and cardiovascular fitness are key elements that should be part of everyone’s daily life. Combining these elements will help you to repair old injuries, prevent new ones, and prevent the onset of metabolic diseases such as Type II diabetes and heart disease.
    Regular exercise is a great way to take charge of your health. If you’re worried about a specific disease, such as heart disease, high blood pressure or even type 2 diabetes, a new exercise routine might be a good choice. Regular exercise can even help prevent health issues including a number of different types of cancer, heart attacks, and issues related to your metabolism.
  4. It strengthens your bones
    Regular exercise helps to promote good bone health. The skeletal system (bones and joints) responses well to weight resistant exercise.
    While your workout should be varied and well rounded, make sure that it includes some weight-bearing exercises. Weight bearing exercises include:

    • Climbing stairs
    • Jumping rope
    • Hiking
    • Playing sports that involve running
    • Lifting weights

    These types of activities help new bone tissue to form, which in turn will make your bones stronger and help prevent injuries.

  5. It strengthens your muscles
    It’s not just your bones that you have to worry about when it comes to preventing injury. Regular exercise will increase the strength and flexibility of your muscles. This will make it harder to tear or pull them when going about your day.

If you need to recover from an injury, come visit us at our Chiropractic Clinic in Mississauga and Oakville Contact the office of City View Chiropractic to make an appointment today, and click here to view our treatments and services.