You may be able to bend in a way that others find impossible, but how flexible are you metabolically? One in four adults in the UK has metabolic syndrome and an unhealthy metabolism that can lead to obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Good metabolic flexibility means the body’s ability to quickly and efficiently switch between using carbohydrates and fats as energy sources, which has a number of benefits, including the ability to gain muscle mass more easily, train better, maintain optimal weight and stay young longer.
“Our metabolism is the key to good health and well-being,” agrees NHS Dr. Emeka Okorocha. “If we make it more flexible, everything else will follow—higher energy levels, weight control, and lower blood sugar.”
Cycling on a new level
For some, cycling has become a favorite activity during the warmer months. After all, going somewhere on a bicycle, you can grab a basket with your favorite snacks and have a picnic. While you need to wait a few months for such an idyllic picture, you can try group cycling lessons to start this year with sports motivation and start the summer at the peak of your fitness.
Mental health training
Of course, we work to keep our bodies healthy and strong. But we also increasingly play sports to improve our mental state, whether it’s walking or intense workouts. Experts have long said that physical activity is the best medicine, which is now being taken to the next level with tailored workouts for people with depression and diabetes. Boxing is one of the selected disciplines, during which different muscle groups are involved, coordination, posture and mood improve. It’s important to note that boxing also helps build self-confidence and many boxing enthusiasts confirm that it’s the most inspiring workout – you can feel strong and capable of winning after the first session.
Regular workouts instead of short marathons
Health is our everything. And in many respects it depends on regular, and not transient, physical activity. This year we will focus on the consistency and consistency of training instead of periodic. A healthy regularity will help to pacify stress and establish a connection with the body.
A yoga mat and a few dumbbells are already a significant contribution to your home sports life. However, when space allows, maybe it’s time to look at more serious inventory? There are now compact treadmills, weight benches, exercise balls, and many other cool gadgets on the market that will spice up your fitness routine.
Recovery is the basis of everything
This is not a new idea, but a fact that we are becoming more and more aware of – days of rest and active recovery are extremely important for the health of the body and mind. Stretching is paramount, whether it’s at home, with a trainer, or going to a massage or physical therapy.
The models’ favorite activity, Pilates, helps strengthen core muscles and relieve back pain. It is also a great way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Pilates helps you connect with body sensations, increase muscle strength and elasticity, and improve your mood.