::::Is exercise good for your immune system?::::
Today was an OFF day for me. I had arrived back from my trip to San Francisco last night, felt pretty good so I did some laundry, made dinner, and then went to bed. I woke up feeling exhausted with a little bit of brain fog but had an appointment with my trainer so I rolled myself out of bed and into my sneakers.
Driving to the gym I felt slightly "not there" but pushed myself to get back in a routine. I was determined to have a productive day! I forced some happy energy as I walked into the building, chatted it up a little bit and hung out with Izzy (the Training Rooms dog!) Feeling out of it, I followed my trainer, Amber up stairs to get started.
Not even 30 seconds into the rower I started to feel a little dizzy. I slowed down and it went away. Then, went into doing dead lifts with a kettle ball. There it was again! The dizziness and a few black spots. I finished, caught my breath and then went to the ski machine. Barely 3 tries and I felt like I was going to pass out.
Amber ended the session, and sent me home for a loooonng nap. She invited me to come back after I had a little more rest and when I arrived back at 6, I KILLED that workout.
Exercise, can tell you a lot about where you are in your health. For me, it was telling me that I was exhausted and dehydrated, but was too darn stubborn to listen to my body! It was also telling me that a "Go, go, go" lifestyle is NOT sustainable!
While regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living, it is an epigenetic factor that can harm or elevate your wellness story!
Exercise improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases. Just like a healthy diet, exercise can contribute to general good health and therefore to a healthy immune system. It also contributes by promoting good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
There is a such thing as pushing too hard or not hard enough. If you are not seeing results, it may mean you are not listening to your body. It may also mean you are not reaching out for help. Where can you empower yourself in the change you are wanting to make?
Hint, the old way you have been working out may not be the way your body needs to move. I kid you not, my old way of working out was going for a 2-3 mile run and that would maintain my weight and shape! I turned 35.... that all went out the window! I am not finding that for MY body, it is interval training, weights, AND... cutting back on bananas! (Yea.... apparently, I am addicted and they contain 35grams minimum of sugar...)