Why You Should Exercise Smarter, Not Harder

The warmer months are officially upon us, which means it’s time for pool parties, beach trips, and the increased pressure to get back into your fitness routine. In years past, the solution to getting and staying in shape required the “rise and grind” mentality—working relentlessly in the pursuit of a marathon-ready body and abs of steel. Luckily, more realistic and effective exercise trends exist that can help you work out smarter, not harder. Learn how you can take more control over your fitness routine and join us for a healthy and holistic summer.

Hormone-Conscious Fitness Plans

Studies show that traditionally encouraged, rigorous workouts increase your body’s cortisol hormone levels and can have questionable long-term effects on the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that sends the “fight or flight” instinct to the brain, which can reverse the intended results of extensive exercise by beginning to store fats and slow the metabolism. Through increased awareness and acknowledging individual physical limits, you can avoid stimulating this hormone with holistic interval workouts, such as cardio, yoga, and weights, or more purposefully scheduled weekly exercise routines.

Shorter Workouts

To avoid cortisol-intensive workouts, recent fitness trends focus on shorter individual workouts, 30-minute fitness classes, and a rise in the popularity of High-Intensity, Low-Impact Training (HILIT). Shorter and more concentrated workout routines promote more realistic lifestyles and sparks the conversation about the type of workouts our bodies benefit most from. Individual fitness limits vary for everyone. Try incorporating shorter, hormone-stimulating workouts to discover new ways of staying in shape and reaching fitness goals that go beyond just losing weight.

Recovery Routine

In addition to reducing initial strain on the body, the latest fitness trends emphasize the post-workout recovery routine is just as important as the actual workout. Regenerative stimulation through foam rollers, and massage devices, and classes dedicated to stretching challenge everyone to implement more mindful, holistic processes into their everyday lives.

All American Healthcare cares about your health on every level. With our medical weight loss program, Ideal Protein, we can help you establish a sustainable and comprehensive weight loss plan through expert nutritional coaching and exercise specialists that will promote long-term results. If you find yourself feeling those post-workout aches and pains, we also offer the highest quality chiropractic care to get you back on track for your next workout.

Over the past decade, the chiropractors, physicians, and medical staff of All American Healthcare have worked relentlessly to help their patients live healthy and pain-free. We combine the absolute best in chiropractic pain relief, holistic medical pain management, physical medicine, and physical rehabilitation. Our staff of chiropractors, physicians, nurses, and medical assistants treats patients experiencing and suffering from low back pain, neck pain, knee arthritis, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and migraines. All of our consultations are free, and insurance often covers the cost of your medical care!

Why You Should Exercise Smarter, Not Harder

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