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Are you part of the 75% population?

Have you heard of the term “Resolutioner”? In the fitness industry it’s a widely used term for people who sign up for a gym membership right after the New Year. The month of January usually sees about a 30% increase in new gym memberships. People are joining for the right intentions, but sadly, most of those new memberships go inactive after 30 days 1.  Below are some interesting stats according to a U.S. Government survey.

  • 75% will last a week
  • 64% will keep the membership for a month
  • 46% will make it to the six month mark

According to Town Sports International CEO Robert J. Giardina, “Exercise isn’t easy. Most people don’t like it. But if they can get past a certain point — usually it’s about two months or 12 workouts — they get committed.”  We all know about exercise is great for one’s health but there are some other health problems that exercising has proven to treat effect and efficiently. Here are some health problems you can help overcome to stay driven to keep going back to the gym or even some simple workouts at home.

Anxiety: The world we live in is so fast paced that it’s no surprise that we all suffer from anxiety. We worry over work, school, money, and family issues. Studies have proven that people who exercise are 25 percent less likely to develop anxiety than people who don’t 2. Psychologists suggest that a 10 minute walk may be just as good as a 45 minute workout. They have seen that exercise may improve mental health by helping the brain cope better with stress 2. Challenge yourself. Take a lap or two around your workplace building and see what happens after a week of doing this.

Sleep Problems: Have a hard time sleeping? Lifting weights and general exercise is just as good as building muscle as it is with helping you catch some sleep. Multiple studies shown that people who exercise experience deeper, higher quality sleep than people who don’t. Insufficient sleep is linked to a variety of health problems that can be fought off with exercise. Push back on that weight gain, fatigue, heart disease, and stress. So if you suffer from sleep apnea, you have another reason to get back into a workout routine 3.

Asthma: Exercise isn’t something that will eliminate asthma but it’s been proven to dramatically reduce its effect. In fact, asthma is made worse by weight gain because fat cells can produce inflammation which causes asthma to flare up. Which methods should you use? There are better exercises than others to help reduce the symptoms of asthma. According to Health.com, walking is the best form to improve asthma control 4. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health have shown that after 12 weeks of 3 day week exercises, adults have improved asthma control and fitness levels without provoking an asthma attack. This same study showed that adults who started into a swimming program have shown an increased lung capacity and decreased asthma related symptoms 5. So which ever method of exercise you chose will help give you relief from your asthma.

Have a hard time making it to the gym and feel more comfortable working from home? No problem, below are some items that will make exercising from home easier.

High Step Platform -

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Don’t be constrained to the limits of your room size. Get cardio and strength building all in one unit of these step platforms. This set includes four 2 inch step risers and one 4 inch high step riser to give opportunity for growth. Burn fat, build muscle, and sleep better with this high step platform.

 

MagneTrainer ER Mini Exercise Bike:

MagneTrainer-ER-Mini-Exercise-Bike-557661-ER-Mini-Exercise-Bike-557661-PRODUCT-MEDIUM_IMAGEJust as above, this item is perfect for use at your home or work. With its compact size you can store it away easy. This mini bike has a large range of resistance which is great for anyone between beginner and advanced. As many people say, you won’t find an easier or faster way to help boost your fitness level!


“I love the ease of using the mini exercise bike for exercise while I am in my family room. I am able to relax in my chair while doing it to give relief for a knee injury.”
by Mo from Bartlett, IL

Cando Jump Ball:

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Exercise shouldn’t be limited to only adults. Kids can have fun while alleviating some of their health problems. These jump balls are ideal for exercise activities all while having fun. These Cando jump balls range in a variety of sizes to fit almost any child. As Cando states, this is a Fun way to provide proprioceptive and vestibular stimulation. Pick up some for your loved ones today!

 

 

Since 1997 Allegro Medical has been a leading supplier of medical fitness equipment to healthcare providers and consumers.  If you are combating the health problems above or are looking to better yourself, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your health wellness needs.

  1. http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Gym_Memberships_Up_30_This_Time_of_Year_136242903.html
  2. http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/managing-anxiety/exercise-stress-and-anxiety
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/business/new-years-resolutions-recycled-are-a-boon-for-business.html?pagewanted=all
  4. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20672105_3,00.html
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3511803/
Dan works in Product Management at Allegro Medical with a focus on providing new and empowering products that help customers improve their quality of life.