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Why Exercise is Important for Mental Health...and How it Can Be Fun Too

Everyone knows that it is important to exercise, right?  Everyone knows they should work out more or they should get in better shape. However, the facts show that:

  • Only 20.7% of people exercise like they should.
  • 1/3 of America’s youth is unfit for military service.
  • 68.5% of adults are overweight or obese, according to the CDC.

Fitness Can Be Fun and Quick

Many people get the wrong idea about exercise and fitness. Believe it or not, we don’t have to dread it. Fitness can be fun.

We don’t have to let it consume all of our time. Fitness can be quick.

Most of all, we don’t have to let fitness be unachievable. Being fit is not just about muscles and a six pack, it is about movement! Our bodies are designed to move and movement is life, so if you are not moving you are dying faster.

Exercise is Important For It’s Mental Affects

Other than looking better, feeling better, functioning better and maximizing your health there are other benefits to exercise most people do no know; that is the mental affects.

Anti-depression drugs are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States.  Researchers found that walking for 30 minutes each day improved a patient’s symptoms faster than an antidepressant drug.

A 2012 study found that four months of high-intensity interval training significantly improved cognitive function such as the ability to think, recall and make quick decisions.  The reason is because the right type of exercise increases cognitive function as well as maximizes your hormone production, especially growth hormone.

Benefits of increasing HGH production are:

  • Increased energy and endurance
  • Reduced fat accumulation and increased lean muscle mass
  • Increased bone density
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved sleep patterns and moods.

From the research, you can see that exercise is an important part of a healthy brain and nervous system.

The Best Type of Exercise for Improved Mental Health

What type of exercise will allow you to receive these amazing benefits? The answer is metabolic conditioning! Metabolic conditioning exercises elicit a specific hormonal and energy production response designed to improve the capability of the body to efficiently and effectively deliver energy for activity.

  • It is characterized by short surges of high-intensity, short-duration exercise.
  • Exercising at 80% to 90% of your maximal heart rate.

The best part is that it takes only minutes of exercise per day to get healthy and to get into amazing shape. The second component of the T3 program addresses your body’s multitude of energy systems.

To keep it simple, the speed at which you move determines what energy system you are focused on and which muscle fibers you are activating. The MaxT3 system influences oxygen and muscle in a very specific manner to get the greatest results in the shortest amount of time.

Max T3 – Functional Fitness

Furthermore, Max T3 is a functional fitness program which means that it incorporates multi-joint, compound, whole body movements that are found in everyday activities. This is a get fit for life program.

In addition, MaxT3 incorporates all the essential characteristics of fitness including:

  • power
  • strength
  • endurance
  • balance
  • coordination
  • flexibility
  • speed
  • agility.

Join Us at Our Fitness Health Experience

Using Maximized Living as a catalyst for change, and programs such as MaxT3, you can achieve the results you dream of and get back to living the life that you want to live. We are here to support you, offer you resources, and keep you accountable in your journey to better health.

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