It is said that just 150 minutes of exercise a week can reap excellent health—whether that exercise be going to the gym or taking a walk around the neighborhood. Even if you have less mobility, items such as wheeled walkers can get you up and around in no time!


With the right tools and a little bit of motivation, you can take a little exercise a long way.

Mood booster

Exercise is known to produce endorphins that boost positivity and reduce pain perception. But did you know that it also increases sensitivity to the hormones that reduce depression? It doesn’t matter how you increase your energy level, you will feel relaxed and happy afterwards.

Body benefits

When you exercise, your metabolism remains high and your blood sugar low. Watching fat levels and keeping your insulin working right is especially important if you have diabetes. You can easily check your blood levels with a glucose monitor system.

 

When you combine aerobics and resistance training, you add the extra benefit of gaining healthy muscle mass. Not to mention less loss of bone density, which prevents osteoporosis. You can track your Body Mass Index at home with a BMI scale.

A strong heart and mind

As your heart rate increases, blood circulation improves. More blood and oxygen will travel to the heart and keep it strong. It is important to check your blood pressure on a regular basis with a blood pressure monitor, as your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, and coronary artery disease will be lowered.

 

Better circulation also means more oxygen in your brain. Brain functioning can improve with the growth of brain cells and chemicals that keep your hippocampus—your source of memory—healthy.

Sleep

When you get in a bit of exercise each day, you’ll be amazed at how well you rest at night! Your body temperature gets high during a workout and then drops by the time you hit the pillow; your body is naturally signalling that it is time to sleep. Remember that the more rest you get, the better your body and mind performs during the day.

Develop healthy habits

Once you begin to incorporate a bit of exercise into your schedule, you will begin to notice the many health benefits. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you like to do—exercising comes in many forms. Grab a friend and start today!

 

Medical Supply Depot has all the accessories you need to monitor your health as you embark upon your journey to a more healthy and happy lifestyle!

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