Stroke & Exercise

The 3rd leading cause of death in America is stroke (caused by vascular blockage that impedes blood flow or arterial blockage). Your risk factors for having a stroke go up when you smoke or have high blood pressure.⠀

aerobic exercise improves arterial function and reduces blood pressure which may contribute to lowering your risk of having a stroke.⠀

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Health vs Fitness

Todays blog post literally copy and pasting off an old lecture so y’all don’t think I’m nuts when I tell you that health and fitness are NOT the same thing.⠀

-“Health and wellness are factors of disease free living with positive controls over physiological measures.”⠀
-“Fitness is defined by quantifiable measures of physical components broken down into health and performance related components.”⠀

“A person can be healthy, but not fit in the same way a person can score well in fitness testing and not be as healthy as a person with lower scores in the same test.”

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Exercise and Mental Health

Statistics are beginning to suggest that 10% of adults are affected by depression and 15% are affective by anxiety disorders. Research has demonstrated that exercise allows us to improve our moods, self-esteem, and self-efficacy, which all contributes to reduced risk of depression/anxiety. Exercise frequency having the greatest impact on reducing that risk because the greater the frequency the more time spent in the altered mental state.⠀

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What the heck is Metabolic Syndrome?

Have you ever heard the doctor tell you that you have metabolic syndrome or you are at risk to developing it, but you have no idea what is means? Well, you get classified as having metabolic syndrome if you meet one or more of the following criteria⠀
1. Males with body fat greater than 25% and Females with body fat greater than 32%⠀
2. a Waist circumference greater than 102CM (men) and greater than 88CM (women)⠀
3. LDL cholesterol greater than 135 mg/dl⠀
4. HDL cholesterol lower than 40 mg/dl (men) and 50 mg/dl (women)⠀
5. A blood glucose level greater than 100 mg/dl⠀
6. Blood Pressure greater than 130/85 mmHG⠀
7. Triglycerides greater than 150 mg/dl⠀

So if any of those sound like your recent trip to the doctors office, you should have been trying to take control of your health. BUT the good news is, it is NOT too late!⠀

Let me help you improve your health in 2019! LetlerFit@gmail.com

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Exercise & Atherosclerosis

What is atherosclerosis and how does exercise help manage it?⠀
Put simply, atherosclerosis happens when too much plaque builds up in the walls of your arteries. This leads to heart attacks, which I doubt anyone wants to ever experience.⠀

While exercise does not directly reverse atherosclerosis, properly prescribed programming does manage this disease. How? ⠀
-Aerobic exercise results in the reduction of blood pressure and circulating LDL⠀
-Consistent exercise lowers the effect of platelet adhesion and positively influences cytokine dynamics (helps protects your cells)⠀

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Putting Movement First

When I talk about putting movement proficiency first, i mean being able to successfully execute the kinetic chain of an exercise. Did you know any of the following issues can put a damper on your movement execution:⠀
-excess or insufficient motor unit activation (typical offender for performing a movement incorrectly)⠀
-Inefficient fiber recruitment (typically leads to lost force output)⠀
-Lack of motor unit synchronicity (typically leads to a reduction in force output or speed)⠀

The good news is, this is all trainable.⠀
Want to improve your firing rate? Utilize both heavy and fast exercises to activate fast-twitch fibers⠀
Want to have better recruitment? Utilize activities that make the most of time-under-tension⠀
Want to improve synchronicity? Utilize rehearsal rills that replicate patterns and speed during specific plays or for life⠀

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Biagioli, Brian Dominick. Advanced Concepts of Personal Training. National Council on Strength and Fitness, 2012.⠀

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Obesity Beyond “Looks”

Obesity leads to ⠀
-Systemic inflammation⠀
-Insulin Resistance⠀
-Disturbances in the secretion and function of adipokines⠀

Not only does it create the aforementioned issues, but it puts you at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (when your body struggles to utilize glucose and produce insulin, and/or it’s inability to act in response to insulin production). Did you know that 90% of all diabetes cases are type 2? Did you also know that this is potentially avoidable with lifestyle modifications?⠀

Risk factors for developing diabetes include:⠀
-Certain Medication⠀
-Race⠀
-Hypertension⠀
-Stress⠀
-Age⠀
-Pregnancy⠀
-Family history (genetics) ⠀
-High Cholesterol⠀

For every 500 kcal of energy expenditure per week that comes from exercise, the risk for type 2 diabetes is reduced by 6%.⠀

Exercise also helps increase ones insulin sensitivity by improving carbohydrate metabolism and glucose tolerance from enhanced cellular uptake.

I challenge you to stop looking at obesity as someone who is “fat” and needs to lose weight to be “skinny” because that’s NOT the issue.   The issue is HEALTH.⠀

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