Wellness Center Facts

Good Nutrition
It is important to eat healthy because:

  • eating healthy builds up immune system as we age;
  • eating healthy helps prevents certain diseases;
  • eating healthy provides fuel for exercise;
  • eating healthy keeps bones and muscles strong;
  • eating healthy gives you energy and vitality;
  • eating healthy may help to reduce stress;

Muscle
You build muscle through good nutrition and weight resistant exercise
Muscle is important because:

  • one pound of muscle burns 50 to 75 calories at rest;
  • one pound of fat burns 3 to 5 calories at rest;
  • muscle helps the body to keep weight off;
  • muscle increases metabolic rate
  • building muscle helps to prevent the bone thinning disease osteoporosis

Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic Exercise is important because:

  • it burns fat as fuel
  • it raises HDL the good cholesterol in your body to prevent heart disease
  • it helps lower high blood pressure
  • it regulates blood sugar to prevent diabetes
  • it gives energy
  • it helps to reduce stress

 
Examples of Aerobic Exercise
Anything involving large muscle groups such as:

  • walking,
  • jogging,
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mowing the lawn with a push mower
  • vacuum cleaning