Physical inactivity is one of the fastest growing public health problems in the world. After high blood pressure, tobacco use, and high blood glucose, physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death globally. Did you know that more than half of adults do not meet the recommendations for sufficient physical activity in the Physical Activity Guidelines?
Exercise is good for all of us, and it’s one of the most important things we can do for our health. As Canada’s first certified medical fitness facility, the Centre has helped thousands of Manitobans to build healthy lifestyle habits that improve their quality of life and longevity. It’s what sets the Centre apart and is at the core of the Reh-Fit’s belief that exercise is medicine.
Numerous scientific studies show that exercise can play a significant role in preventing diseases and chronic conditions. The Reh-Fit offers a number of fitness, mind/body, and chronic disease management programs because we know regular physical activity can:
- Reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 40 per cent.
- Reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure by 40 per cent.
- Lower the risk of stroke by 27 per cent.
- Lower the risk of developing type II diabetes by 58 per cent.
- And so much more.
Not only does exercise help with chronic conditions, it also improves your overall health. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed, delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues to help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently, and can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.
To get the most out of your fitness routine, aim for at least 150 minutes […]