The Health Benefits of Indoor Rowing
Rowing is an excellent full body cardiovascular workout and optimal way to strengthen all major muscle groups. A major benefit of rowing is that it is a low-impact form of exercise that is equally as challenging as any type of high-impact workout. As rowing does not strain your back or joints, it is an ideal way to keep fit, tone muscles, build stamina and strengthen cardiovascular function safely and effectively. The major benefits of rowing include:
A vigorous rowing workout can quickly burn calories – Harvard Health Publications reported that an individual weighing 185 pounds would burn approximately 377 calories in an active thirty-minute indoor rowing session. For those working towards achieving a calorie deficit which is essential for weight loss or may just need a boost to their regular workout regime, rowing machines rapidly burn calories making them ideal for achieving weight loss goals.
Rowers not only provide a low-resistance workout with little pressure on joints but they also work virtually every major muscle group within the body. Each stroke engages the legs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, back, arms and shoulder muscles. Resistance can be adjusted as you build muscle and gain strength to keep rowing a continually challenging workout.
The physical benefits of exercise have long been established, however, it is also vital for our mental wellbeing. Rowing and other physical activities produce endorphins which are naturally occurring chemicals in the brain that improve our ability to sleep and can help relieve symptoms of depression. Exercise has been shown to improve our overall cognitive function, increase energy levels and can reduce stress.
As indoor rowing is an endurance exercise, it increases our bodies’ heart function and consumes carbohydrates to provide the energy required to use the machine. Using a low tension setting allows you to maintain a high rate of speed to achieve an aerobic workout state which is beneficial for our heart, lungs and circulation system.
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