Preventive Health Care With Exercise
Timeless Fitness Tip
Preventive health care is necessary to avoid dealing with obesity, circulatory problems, heart disease, diabetes, and a lack of energy later in life.
The best way to guard against poor health and to improve almost every aspect of life is to include exercise in your daily life. Smart choices, consistent physical activity, and proper diet will make it possible to enjoy vitality and good health now and in the years to come.
Today is the day to begin! The best way of dealing with the stresses of daily are working out. By doing so, you can literally "work out" anger, depression, and anxiety. Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, natural painkillers, and mood-elevating chemicals. Along with relieving stress and experiencing a natural high, heart and cardiovascular health will improve over time.
Equally important, exercise includes the following benefits to overall health:
- Blood pressure is lowered.
- Cholesterol is lowered.
- Blood sugar levels regulate themselves.
- Calories are used as energy rather than stored as fat.
- Toxins are eliminated from the body through perspiration.
- Bone loss is slower.
- Muscles are toned and work more efficiently.
- The mind is invigorated, making it easier to remember, create, and learn new concepts.
Vary your workouts from long, slow endurance sessions to faster clip cardio with a few full-tilt sprints thrown in for good measure. It is both the duration and the intensity of workouts that create growth signals that can have anti-aging effects. Exercise produces the positive signals to overcome the negative signals to atrophy, so your body turns on the machinery to build up muscles, nerves, capillaries, tendons, bones, and so on.
The Rest Element
How much rest you need depends on your level of fitness and the intensity of your physical activity. During any strenuous activity, microscopic tears occur in the muscle fibers. These tears do not damage the muscle as long as they are given enough time to heal. That's why rest is so important. Rest means to literally take time off before exercising again. The muscles need forty-eight hours to repair themselves. So if you're doing a total body workout that includes weights and cardio, you should alternate rest days with workout days.
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