Only about 23% of adults in America are getting enough exercise. What’s more, it’s recommended that adults between the ages of 18-64 get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week.
The truth is, with everything we juggle in our lives — work, kids, a never-ending to-do list — it may seem like exercise would be another thing to add to our list. But what if you make working out a fun, essential part of your week? What if it’s something you can look forward to?
Have you considered joining a group fitness class? Group fitness classes are an exciting way to incorporate exercise into your life and offer a host of health benefits.
Want to learn more? Keep reading to learn about 7 benefits of joining a fitness group.
1. Lose Weight
Nearly two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. If your goal is to lose weight, and keep it off, a group fitness class can help you achieve that.
People lose weight when they create a calorie deficit. This is when you burn more calories than you eat.
You can reduce your calorie intake and lose weight. However, exercise helps you burn more calories. Even if you lose weight by eating fewer calories, exercise helps you maintain that weight loss.
2. Reduce Risk of Disease
Getting the recommended 150 minutes of exercise every week can also reduce your risk of certain weight-related diseases. For instance, exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is one of the top causes of death along with stroke.