The health benefit of regular exercise cannot be overemphasized or either ignored, from boosting your mood, improving your health condition to boosting your energy.
According to a fitness reports, 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week can provide 65 percent improvement in sleep at night leaving you feel more alert during the day activities.
Exercise is one of the physical activities that stimulate various brains chemical leaving you happier and more relaxed.
The benefits of exercise can be all yours for the taking regardless of your age, sex or physical ability as long as you exercise often.
Research has shown physical activity such as exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, osteoporosis, cognitive decline, (hypertension and obesity ), and even depression, at minimal cost and with virtually no side effects.
For those who say they don’t have time to work out, they are surely going to have time for the chronic diseases that their sedentary lifestyle and poor physical behaviors will lead to. These conditions will however shorten their live span.
In a recent chat with Anowa Ajoah a power house physique, she revealed the importance of exercise, what inspired her and how is has been able to over challenges by keeping fit.
Read Anowa Ajoah Chat Below
We know there are usually distinct differences when a woman steps on a scale compared to a man. A woman’s weight should be significantly lower, usually 30 -60+ lbs less than her male counterpart to be considered healthy but that is not always true.
Meet Nigerian American Enewan Anowa Adjah, a Brooklyn native, mother of twins and fitness enthusiastic who is taking the fitness world by storm. She is a dancer, athlete turned fitness guru who is over 200lbs and recently released her first set of exercise videos titled Powerhouse Physiques.
On her web bio, Anowa explains that in high school her physique was such a problem that she would turn to violence to fight off the bullies.
However, she received much criticism from her peers for her muscular frame and profound African features.
At the tender age of 12 she stood a staggering 5’7 inches and 140 pounds. Her distinct appearance segregated her from most of her peers.
Consequently, Anowa expressed her dissent through confrontation and physical violence.
As an alternative to her obstructive behaviour, she said her parents got her involved in Athletics.
“My mother was a major influence on me to do fitness,” confesses Anowa. “She was a former Track & Field athlete in Nigeria and has always been committed to working out and taking care of herself.”
She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Public Relations, but she also got the chance to explore her passion for fitness and dance
By the time she left Temple she had founded ‘By Any Means Necessary’, a dance troupe that toured the East Coast.
Most recently she has been promoting her eponymous fitness brand across social media and touring.
On her Facebook page, Anowa said she is proud to be a member of the 200lbs plus club, and she is trying to teach women how to lose the fat but keep their curves. While women come in all shapes and sizes but you don’t have to have curves like Anowa’s to be fit or beautiful.
She added that, it’s so refreshing and inspiring to see an African woman who is strong, fit, and proud.
“The industry needs to branch out and accommodate women of all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of women who love their curves and do not desire to be stick-figures,” Anoma said.