According to the World Health Organization, people with a sedentary lifestyle have a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of death, which can be due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, heart diseases, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes.
The foremost answer to solving this problem is to get moving and start working out. However, the drive to get off the couch is hard to attain for some as they are discouraged with workouts that are unrelatable, boring, and with no direct benefit for what they need.
Enter, functional fitness. This incorporates movements in the workouts that carry over to an individual’s daily functions and real-life activities—whether they are picking up something from the floor, sprinting to an elevator, or carrying something to a cabinet overhead.
It is designed to be customizable; complex movements can be learned by scaling the level up or down, depending on the person’s fitness capacity and experience.
When done the right way, functional fitness workouts can make everyday activities easier and help reduce risks of injury.
Functional fitness workouts utilize deadlift, a fundamental movement that works almost all muscles in the body. The deadlift can be scaled down by utilizing kettle bells or dumbbells, or scaled up by adding up more weights using a barbell. Picking up a pen from the floor or moving a sack won’t be a sweat if deadlifts are incorporated in one’s workouts.
Another one is a squat, a simple exercise that can be done anywhere on any available space. It benefits mostly the lower body, including hamstrings, calves, glutes, and thighs, and also strengthens core. Getting stronger in this movement will pain-proof waist and hips, a great preparation for those dreaded stairwells.
Sante Fitness Lab in Imus City, Cavite has a prime functional fitness hub.
Its FitCamp class utilizes functional fitness movements, which are ideal for fat loss, strengthening, and general conditioning. It also caters to athletes who need strength and conditioning training.
The facility boasts premium and high standard equipment such as Olympic grade barbells, platforms, manual treadmill, cable machines, rower, free weights, and speed and agility tools.
Go to santefitnesslab.com to know more.
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