- Heather Dressler
30 mins Makes a Difference
Why 30 minutes? Because we are all busy! In fact we are busier than ever. Longer work hours, running kids to and from extracurriculars, community projects, social media and Netflix (don’t lie we all know it happens) all take up our time. The first things we tend to give up for time is sleep and fitness. And guess what?! These are the two most important habits we need to keep up on. At BodyLift Fitness we have made it easier to get in and out. We also all need to allow ourselves momentrecover our minds and body, this easily practiced by joining our yoga classes. What are the benefits of 30 minutes and yoga? 1. Heart health Stroke, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes – minimise your risk with a half hour gym session and keep your heart and blood flow happy. 2. Weight loss Yep – even half an hour of exercise per day can help you to prevent excess weight gain or maintain weight loss. Stick to high-intensity sessions to burn more calories – if you’re struggling for time, get more active in your day to day duties (e.g. taking the stairs or walking to work). 3. Reduce stress Exercise increases the amount of norepinephrine in your body – the chemical that can moderate our brain’s response to stress and stressful situations. If you’ve had a tough day, go ahead and get sweaty — a quick work out can reduce stress, as well as boost your ability to deal with existing mental tension. Finding a moment to recollect and reset in a yoga setting can change your entire your outlook for the day. 4. Mood booster That hatred you can have for your running shoes? Put it to good use in a quick HIIT session – physical activity stimulates chemicals in your brain to leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. This is what BodyLift Fitness accelerates in, so join the fun. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy the post-exercise endorphin rush? 5. Energy burst When your energy levels are at zero, it can be tempting to skip gym in favour of Netflix – but that half hour of exercise can give you the boost you’re looking for. Delivering oxygen and nutrients to your muscle tissues while helping your cardiovascular system to work more efficiently, exercise will give your body the shake-up it needs to continue working effectively. 6. Improve memory If you’re looking to boost your powers of recollection, take a half hour class. Exercise increases the production of cells in hippocampus responsible for memory and learning. 7. Increase productivity Ever feel like your afternoon coffee break just doesn’t cut it? Taking a half hour walk during your lunch break or before work even starts could be the difference between a 2pm slump and a productive afternoon. Our noon classes will restore you for the afternoon. Research shows that workers who take time away from their desk to get moving are more productive than their sedentary co-workers. Our AM clients always stress how much better they feel after showing up, it makes them feel better than hitting snooze.
8. Tap into creativity Writer’s block can’t be avoided by staring extra hard into your laptop screen, so get away from the computer for a half hour hiit movement or an hour yoga session. Refreshing and recharging with some exercise could be your ticket to creative heaven. 9. Improve self confidence We all have days where we feel less than average – movement and yoga could be the difference between a self-pity sob session and a well-deserved hit of self-confidence, so get sweaty. Your body will thank you in the long run! 10. Better sleep. Movement and meditation will improve your sleep habits, allowing you to fall asleep more quickly and sleep sounder. Start to find a bedtime and stick too it. Shut the phone down and turn the Netflix off. That morning or evening workout will become part of your daily routine changing the way you feel and look!
Find your movement at BodyLift Fitness! We would love to have you join us for classes. Check out or NEW PRICING at Find your movement at BodyLift Fitness! We would love to have you join us for classes. Check out our NEW PRICING at https://www.bodyliftfitness.com/classes. -Heather Dressler Owner of BodyLift Fitness