Five reasons why you should exercise
Friday, September 19, 2014
You’ve heard it dozens of times. Exercise is important… but why? BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine physician assistant, Todd Bruss, has provided five reasons why you should step up your exercise.
- It helps prevent injuries and illnesses. Exercise has been proven to decrease chances of hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and many other ailments.
- Exercise improves stamina. Stamina is vital to an active lifestyle. Whether you’re at work or carting kids around town, stamina can help keep you on-the-go.
- Your strength, tone, and flexibility will increase. All of these help with your body’s biomechanics. (Thank biomechanics for your posture while standing or sitting.)
- A few hours of exercise per week will help maintain a healthy weight. Did you know if your body weight increases one pound, it’s like adding four to five pounds to your lower extremities?
- Improve your quality of life. Exercise is a natural stress-reliever and can help with your sleep habits. It can even improve your mood.
Watch as Todd explains more in the video below.
Todd Bruss, PA-C, is a Board Certified physician assistant at BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. He studied at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. In addition to being a certified strength and conditioning specialist, Bruss is also a certified athletic trainer specializing in golf fitness. Learn more here.