Can’t get to the gym but want to stay fit and burn off extra pounds? Dr. Norton recommends walking! Walking is a low impact cardiovascular exercise you can do anywhere at any time.
Walking provides physical benefits like:
- Burning off fat
- Strengthening your cardiovascular system
- Lowering your resting heart rate
It can also:
- Lower stress
- Improve your mood
- Increase energy
- Sharpen your mental acuity
And if you take a walk in your neighborhood, it’s a great way to break the isolation we’ve all been experiencing.
Walking is Low Impact and Gentle
Walking is perfect for people of all body types and ages as it is low impact and gentle. The key is to walk at least 3 miles per hour for 30 minutes a day for optimal results.
- How do you know you’re walking at the right pace?
- Can you still carry on a conversation while you are walking but can’t sing a song?
Then you’re probably on target. If you increase your pace to 4.5 miles per hour or walk up a steep hill, then you’ll only need 1 hour fifteen minutes per week to improve your health.
But maybe you’re feeling sluggish, and you don’t have the oomph you need to get going on. Low energy can seem like an impossible hurdle to jump. And it’s easy to blame and shame yourself for having low energy and not wanting to exercise.
Sometimes, though, it’s not about mental motivation, sometimes low energy is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalances can happen to men and women of any age.
The excellent news is that hormones can return to balance with Hormone Replacement Therapy. If you’re curious about whether you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance, take our symptoms survey.
If you see yourself in the symptoms checklist, Dr. Norton recommends coming to the office for a consultation. You can learn how to get your hormones back into balance and give you more energy, so you feel more like exercising.
What happens when exercise isn’t enough? Stubborn fat isn’t in your imagination- it exists! It’s the fat that hangs out in your love handles, thighs, buttocks, and saddlebags— and trust us, it doesn’t’ want to go away!
Stubborn fat is pathologically different from the other fats in your body, and it takes a lot longer to burn off.
Tell Me More About Coolsculpting
CoolScultping is a non-invasive treatment that freezes off fat. The process is simple:
- Meet with a clinician.
- Talk through your goals.
- Look at your body together.
- Target specific areas where you want to eliminate fat.
Everybody is different and will require a unique plan customized to your body’s particular needs. After you and your clinician agree on a plan, it’s time for treatment!
We love CoolScultping! Check out some before and after photos on our website and then make an appointment for your consultation!