Exercise to improve your quality of life

by Coach Nilo Dela Cena

As defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary “Exercise is bodily exertion for the sake of developing and maintaining physical fitness.”

     If done properly, it can have immediate and long-term health benefits by improving your physical and mental health, reducing the risk of developing several lifestyle diseases like type2 diabetes, cancer, heart & lung diseases, muscle & bone degeneration, obesity and mental stress.

     CARDIO, STRENGTH and FLEXIBILITY are the 3 major forms of exercise. It is best to address these components to achieve optimal physical & health benefits.

     Many will play a sport like basketball, swimming, running, biking, badminton, volleyball, yoga, etc. for their exercise, but this is a common misconception because you must first be fit before playing a sport. Unfortunately, many will fall victim to injuries due to very high physical demands of sports.

     Before engaging in sports as your preferred exercise, you must first consult a doctor for medical health clearance. After which, conduct a fitness test with a Professional Fitness Coach which will help determine your current fitness level.

     Now, you can start enjoying the benefits of exercise. Always remember that a 1 -hour exercise is just 4% of your day. It will not only help you age well, but it will give you an improved quality of life.

About the Author

Coach Nilo Dela Cena is a certified fitness coach with over 20 years of experience under his belt. He was the 2017-2020 Strength & Conditioning Coach of UCBL back-to-back Champions, Diliman College Blue Dragons. 

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