Exercise Specialist

Apex Health & Body Sculpting

Aesthetic Medicine & Weight Loss Center located in New Orleans, LA

Many people have trouble getting regular physical exercise, not realizing the benefits that exercise provides. In fact, less than 25% of Americans get an adequate amount of physical exercise. At Apex Health & Body Sculpting in New Orleans, Michael Jones, MD, can create a customized fitness plan for you and allow you to enjoy the many health benefits that exercise brings. To learn more about how exercise helps you to stay healthy, call or schedule an appointment online at Apex Health & Body Sculpting today.

Exercise Q & A

What is exercise?

Exercise is the act of physical exertion by moving your body repetitively in a structured way. Exercise helps you to stay healthy and fit. These repetitive movements allow you to build muscle and help your body function more efficiently.

Exercise comes in many forms. While many people run regularly or visit the gym to lift weights, others participate in sports and activities to exert themselves.

Why should I exercise?

There are many reasons why people choose to exercise regularly. You may choose to exercise for any number of reasons, including:

  • Controlling your weight
  • Staying social
  • Recreation
  • Improving your athleticism
  • Keeping your heart healthy
  • Becoming physically stronger
  • Escaping everyday life

Your doctor may recommend that you exercise more for your health, or you may choose to do it for fun. In any case, there are many benefits that come from moving your body.

What are the benefits of regular exercise?

There are many benefits that you’ll enjoy from exercising regularly. To enjoy the many benefits of exercise, you should exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. Benefits of physical exercise include:

  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps you lose weight
  • Improves mental health
  • Helps you sleep
  • Makes you physically stronger

Overall, individuals who exercise regularly tend to enjoy longer lives and are better able to avoid illness. Dr. Jones can further inform you of how exercise can benefit you as an individual. He can also help you form an exercise plan.

What happens if I don’t get enough exercise?

Most people do not get enough exercise and end up paying the price with their health. Avoiding exercise can lead to:

  • Complications during pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Disability later in life
  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer
  • Diabetes

In addition, leading a sedentary (or exercise-free) lifestyle can increase depression and deteriorate your mental health. If you exercise, you’ll feel better in general. At Apex Health & Body Sculpting, Dr. Jones encourages all patients to exercise as regularly as possible with their schedules to improve their health. He can answer any questions that you have regarding your health and how you can improve it by exercising.

If you’re ready to start exercising regularly to improve your health, call or schedule an appointment online at Apex Health & Body Sculpting to get a personalized exercise plan and training.