Do I Need to Exercise if I’m at my Ideal Weight?

For many people, exercise is about looking a certain way or reaching some desirable number on a scale. Of course, there’s so much more to fitness than a socially acceptable aesthetic or a number. It’s important to remember the many benefits of exercise beyond how you look or how much you weigh. The truth is, exercise something we should all be doing, regardless of whether or not we’re at an “ideal weight.” Here’s why.

Exercise is Essential for Good Health

A study published March 1 in The American Journal of Cardiology illustrates the connection between exercise and good health, even if you’re within a healthy weight limit. The study found that 30% of sedentary people at a normal weight had the same risks of stroke and heart attack as people who were overweight. In other words, a healthy weight alone is no indication of overall health. People at a normal weight who are also inactive put themselves at greater risk of serious cardiovascular issues, and they’re more likely to have a greater-than-recommended waist circumference and labored breathing during exercise (an indication of low endurance levels).

Getting Started

For many people, getting started with exercise is the hardest part. They’re not sure where to begin, what to do, how often to do it, or how hard they need to work. That’s where the right personal trainer can be an excellent investment. Here at Framework Personal Training in Reno, our trainers see clients in our private, by-appointment fitness studio. They’ll work with you to understand your personal fitness goals (or ask questions to help you create them), and then create a fitness plan designed to help you reach them. You’ll learn proper technique and have a valuable resource for all your exercise questions.

Take advantage of our trainers’ expertise and become an active participant in ensuring your own health today. Contact Framework Personal Training now, and let’s get started.

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