A unique aspect of the human body is its ability to adapt to certain demands placed on it. There is the body’s demand for exercise and it responds to exercise by providing you with improvements in its cardiovascular and muscular function, and by increasing the efficiency of the heart. Of course, as the body adapts to getting off the couch and becoming involved in exercise, it requires even a greater effort to produce further improvements.
When you’re travelling and you’re away from your gym, there is no need to give up on a good bout of exercise. The beauty about resistance bands is that they’re so travel-friendly, and you simply pack them into your bags along with everything else.
A Challenging Workout
Resistance bands aren’t just a ‘make-do’ kind of option – they can give you a challenging workout. They come in a variety of different thicknesses, tension and elasticity. They’re made with a robust, rubbery material with handles at the end. You can literally do just about any type of strength training exercise – bicep curls, squats, chest presses – you name it, and you can get moving right there in your hotel- or guest house room. You’ll be delighted at how much you can benefit from them when you’re out of your usual exercise routine.
An Affordable Exercise that Works
Most people, after they have used these resistance bands for travel-friendly workouts, even want to use them consistently after they have got back home from their travels.
Anybody who can’t afford to pay for a stint at the gym, needn’t despair, because resistance bands are affordable for anyone. Sometimes you can even buy resistance bands in exercise-kit form where they come with a DVD, giving you information, tips and advice on how to use them in different ways. You’ll get interesting information on exercises specific to the muscle group and the muscle strength you want.
People love them because they can literally be used for a full body workout where every muscle in your body is challenged.
Risk of Injury Unknown
Lightweight, taking up virtually no space, safe to use on your own, resistance bands can be used any time you want as they don’t require any set-up and the risk of injury is unknown. By hauling out your resistance bands, wherever you travel, you’ll be maintaining overall fitness.
Restore and Maintain Balance
Resistance bands are a wise addition to just about any strength training program you’ve got. Strength training improves muscle and bone strength, and when you’re a senior citizen, that can help prevent falls and fractures in the future. Regular physical activity can restore and maintain balance too, and that’s your cue to try new exercises and eventually a host of new activities. With easy exercises, not only will you be contributing to good bodily health, you’ll be benefiting from good mental health too.