Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program

Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program

HWE 200 Introduction to Health and Wellness

Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program

There are good and healthy ways to ensure that you are taking good care of your body and reduce any health problem from becoming a life challenge. Exercising 30 minutes a day and eating a healthy diet can change your life let us love our self.

Growing up in. my household exercising was a must and we heard of it every day. We were told that we had to go out and play not to stay in the house and watch T.V. As I became a teenager, I ran track and was in band, so I stayed busy and was physically active. As an adult I see the health benefits of exercising. Losing weight and being able to maintain your weight is a benefit, building muscle mass, improve your movement and flexibility, also lower your risk of diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, and type 2 diabetes. Being physical can improve your immune system to better your health. Mentally you can benefit from physical activity such as aerobic which increases levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain which can help with your mood. Exercising can also help you deal with stress on a daily basis. Exercise has been using as an antidepressant that is used for depressive disorder. It helps with panic attacks; relaxation is a big part of the mental effect that exercising can do and, in the end, you can get a better quality of sleep. There are so many good qualities that exercising have physical and mental that gives us a better quality of live.

There are several physiological changes that a person body will encounter when being physically active. Cardiovascular is a major change that can affects a body the more you exercise your heart rate goes up and you start to breathe heavier, you also build muscle. The overview of physiology responses is that the cardiovascular and metabolic leads to improvements in maximal oxygen capacity.

Warm up can increase the blood flow to the heart and help your muscles to prepare for the workout ahead it also helps to prevent injuries during your workout. Stretching is always good before a workout it can help decrease muscle tension so you can use your full range of motion.

Cool down actually helps your heart rate to slow down and relax the body.

Flexibility is the ability to use your full range of motion of your body parts. We are using our flexibility everyday just by walking, lifting, and only bring able just to bend down to pick up something this range of motion let our muscle remain mobile. Remembering back in middle school at P.E our teacher would ask us to keep our legs straight and bend over and touch our toes that was so easy for me but now as I got older it is a little more difficult all because I have not been as active as I should have been. Benefits of flexibility will give you freedom of movement and can help to improve you posture. Help you relax mentally and physically and will release muscle tension and soreness. Stretching is good for warming your body before starting your exercise just a low-intensity warm-up will help with your range of movement. A lot of people do aerobic activities this will improve their cardiovascular endurance and will also help with burning fat.

Resistance training is any exercise that makes your muscles contract against a resistance within your body that is expected to increase in your strength, tone, body mass and your endurance. This type of training has grown so fast that the college of Sports Medicine has included it in its recommendations for all Americans since 1998. Resistance Exercise work by causing microscopic damage or tears to the muscle cells, which the body quickly repair your body that helps your muscle regenerate and to grow stronger. Benefits of Resistance Training is building muscle strength and tone your body. This kind of exercise can slow down or even reverse a person aging process by building their muscle mass and their strength can also build bone and help reduce the acceleration of bone mineral loss which can be a crippling disease call osteoporosis mainly in women but men can get it to. The more you build your strength the better you increase that you will have fewer falls as you age. It is never too old to start taking care of your body with a doctor’s ok, improving your strength enable older people to participate as walking faster climbing stairs, and increase muscle in their thighs. More elderly people around the age of 50-60 years of age should do 10-15 repetitions of muscle training so that they do not overload on their work out.

Consequences of a sedentary lifestyle has become a public health issue it is a widespread and is increasing in many nations. Most people that are living this lifestyle are more than likely to meet the standard of the national physical activity guidelines. There have been studies that has consistently demonstrate living a sedentary can contribute to diseases such as cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, early death, and certain types of cancer. This type of lifestyle is not healthy because everyone needs to do a regular amount of physical activity and living this lifestyle is when someone is not getting the amount of exercise they need. There are many ways that a person can convert their sedentary lifestyle. Instead of getting on an elevator take the stairs if taking up an escalator walk up do if health is good and the doctor is ok with it go to the gym with a friend to motivate each other. These are ways that will help us to stay fit and healthy and live a lifestyle that we are happy with. At the end of the we have to take care of us and love our self-enough to take care of our bodies and live a healthy lifestyle. Go to your physician and get your annual physical to make sure your body can withstand any exercise regimen to maintain your health you are worth it.


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