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HOW GOING TO THE GYM HELPS YOUR HEALTH

HOW GOING TO THE GYM HELPS YOUR HEALTH

Not enough time. Not enough cash. Too much to do. Time, money and commitments all need to be balanced, and that balance should always contain the number 1 item: good health.

So, does going to the gym keep you in good health? Yes. It doesn’t matter if it is for a class, weights or a swim – Hussle regularly and you will reap the benefits.

But we would say that wouldn’t we.

Want evidence? Course you do. So did the good people at Iowa State University. They compared regular gym-goers with an equal number of people who were strangers to any type of fitness club. The researchers asked the participants about their lifestyles and exercise regimes. They also did some comprehensive checks on their cardiovascular and respiratory health (figures don’t lie!)

The results? Regular gym attenders were easily meeting the weekly guidelines for sufficient exercise, both in cardio (150 moderate minutes) and strength (two short sessions per week).

And it was showing in their health. The gym regulars had a healthier BMI, smaller waists and a lower resting heart rate. All these are big factors in reducing risks of heart disease in later life.

The gym goers also had better lung function, muscle strength and muscle mass. Also good for future health.

Of course, buying a gym pass or membership is a big motivator to exercise, but the biggest motivator? The proof that it’s a great investment for your health and future.

Hussle makes it easy with a huge choice of venues. Get your flexible pass, turn up at the gym. Wherever you are, however much time you have – time spent at the gym pays off.

Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash

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Patrick Law

Patrick is a keen touch rugby and football player and regular gym goer. He also enjoys long-distance running.

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