If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably not getting enough physical activity in your day. Your fitness affects both your physical and mental health. Based in San Diego, global wellness physician Kelly O. Elmore, MD, at Viva Life Health Hub is a fitness motivator and expert and offers virtual fitness appointments to help you get started on a fitness program that provides the inspiration you’ve been looking for to be more physically active.

What is Fitness?

Fitness describes your state of well-being as it relates to your physical activity. While you may associate fitness with athletes, you don’t have to engage in an organized sport to be physically fit.

Dr. Elmore and her team at Viva Life Health Hub are fitness motivators and provide the tools and inspiration you need to improve your physical health and wellness with regular planned activity.

What are the benefits of Fitness?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all adults engage in at least 30 minutes of aerobic physical activity most days of the week. This may include a brisk walk in your neighborhood, a semi-challenging bike ride through your favorite park, or a step aerobics class at your gym.

Physical activity offers many benefits, including:

✔Weight management

✔Lowered blood pressure and blood sugar

✔Improved fertility in both men and women

✔Boost in moodImproved mental health

✔Strengthened bones and muscles

✔Reduced risk of certain types of cancer

✔Reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes

✔Better sleepLengthening your lifespan

In addition to aerobic exercise, the CDC also recommends you include muscle-building activity at least twice a week. Improving muscle strength and tone boosts your metabolism and may improve balance and coordination to reduce your risk of falls.

Lifting free weights, body resistance exercises (crunches and push-ups), and yoga are all considered muscle-building activities.

What can I expect during a Fitness consultation?

The team at Viva Life Health Hub wants nothing more than for you to live a full and happy life, which means good health and improved fitness. Fitness consultations are conducted virtually and include a review of your medical history and current physical activity.

To help you get started on your fitness, the team provides a program geared toward your fitness level and connects you to local fitness gurus in your area. The team also provides you with all the resources you need to find your own fitness experts.

Your fitness is an important part of your overall health. To get the resources and motivation you need to be more physically active so you can live a long, healthy, and happy life.