Some people avoid physical activity as they fear worsening their ailment or health condition; however, it is important to note that, in most cases, exercise is likely to improve their quality of life!
Consider, for instance, arthritis, many people with arthritis are afraid they may be injured during physical activity which could cause more problems given their condition. They become so focused on the worst case scenario that they don’t realize the consequences of avoiding exercise, specifically the health benefits that could not only improve their mobility but strengthen their joints and ultimately lessen their pain!
Even those who do not suffer from a health condition will find that their joints weaken over time without exercise. In most cases, and for most health conditions, avoiding exercise can have a negative impact on your quality of life. The key is to find a program and intensity that suits your needs and limitations. You should of course consult with a health professional to better understand what you can do to improve your health.
Still not sure exercise is right for you? At Body & Soul, we offer consultations to help newcomers understand how we can help them achieve their health and fitness goals. Our 30 minute consultations give you an opportunity to sit down with one of our personal trainers to discuss your questions and concerns!