Sports exercise and its health benefits
Movement is a biological need of the body, something we often forget nowadays. The combination of diet and regular exercise is the best cure for the diseases of our time. Exercise lowers cholesterol levels, reduces insulin resistance in cells and balances blood pressure. They have a very beneficial effect on the digestive and genitourinary systems and the skeletal system. They allow us to maintain a slim and athletic figure.
During exercise, endorphins (a compound produced by the pituitary gland) known as the happy hormone or the world’s healthiest drug, are secreted, causing feelings of contentment and well-being. Endorphins reduce stress and slow down the ageing process. Physical exertion also stimulates the release of serotonin (the love hormone) – responsible for excellent mood, good sleep and energy levels. Through exercise, we increase dopamine levels, thereby reducing feelings of hunger.
Exercise in itself does not reduce fat tissue. The effect of exercise is to increase muscle tissue mass, at which point growth hormone begins to stimulate muscle development and burns fat at the same time. Muscle tissue is very much needed during weight loss.
For people losing weight, moderate-intensity but prolonged exercise is advisable, allowing more stored fat to be burned. The best forms of endurance training – fast walking, water exercises, Nordic walking, dancing, cycling.
The exercise programme that we have developed and offer you includes:
The classes are conducted for selected fitness groups by experienced and highly qualified instructors (graduates of the University of Physical Education). The classes are held every day (except for Saturday). In addition to the basic programme, we also offer other types of exercise such as pilates, yoga, zumba and disco dancing in our café.