Resistance exercise is any form of exercise that forces your skeletal muscles (not the involuntary muscles of your heart, lungs, etc.) to contract. Furthermore, benefits of resistance exercise, sometimes referred to as strength training, includes building and maintaining your muscles. As a result, you look strong. Most noteworthy, strength training or resistance exercise also includes working with weights. And working with weights results in faster muscle development and growth.
Benefits of resistance exercise (strength training) include:
In conclusion, the many benefits of resistance exercise or strength training drives many to develop muscles, which in turn significantly helps their bodies become healthier and stronger.
Using treadmill, for either physical activity or a cardio workout, is very popular. Just go to any gym and you will see treadmills in use.
Walking, jogging, or running are one of the best cardio exercises. They improve both heart, body, and brain health. This is because they increase your breathing rate, heart rate, blood flow throughout the body and the brain and cause you to sweat.
Walking, jogging, and running are done outdoors. But that is not always possible. Using treadmill, these cardio activities take place in the comfort of an indoor environment, be it the home or the gym.
Moreover, walking, jogging, or running on a treadmill lowers the risk of injury. And, it causes less stress on your joints than running on a hard surface such as asphalt or concrete. Furthermore, it helps you avoid twisting an ankle, tripping, or other injuries from running on uneven surfaces. Also, if you’re running at night, treadmills save you from having to run in the dark. And, you are not at the mercy of the elements, such as rain, snow, and heat. Finally, you don’t have to look out for road hazards.
Most noteworthy, depending on your need, you have a choice of several types of treadmills.
First of all there is the entry level treadmill, used in the home, with a small motor and not for heavy people. Moreover, it’s good for walking or jogging.
Secondly, there is the manual treadmill powered by the walker, jogger, or runner.
Next there is the folding treadmill that is folded and rolled away to storage.
Then there is the walking treadmill. Furthermore, this treadmill is budget friendly, comfortable and, everything is within arm’s length of the walker on the treadmill.
Also, there is the running treadmill that can accommodate tall runners, uses a powerful motor, and lots of features.
Next there is the compact treadmill, which is small in size, usually foldable and rolls into storage.
Then there is the commercial treadmill used in gyms, are heavy and powered by heavy motors.
In addition, there is the office treadmill, which usually has a desk at the front end of the treadmill. Furthermore, the desk is used for a laptop, keyboard, mouse, etc. Moreover, the person using this treadmill walks while doing work on the computer.
Finally, there is the hybrid treadmill, like the treadclimber, which combines the benefits of a treadmill as well as an elliptical machine.
Most noteworthy, in 2014, there were over 24,000 treadmill injuries that required hospital emergency room visits. And, distractions were the main cause of these treadmill accidents. In addition, the infographic below illustrates how to safely use the treadmill.
In conclusion, using treadmill is very popular among all age groups. Moreover, the treadmill provides significant cardio benefits to those using it.
First of all, fat burning is part of day-to-day activities and especially while exercising. Consequently, increasing fat burning results in rapid fat loss.
First of all rapid fat loss occurs when fat burning is in full swing. Also, fat burning is essentially oxidation of triglycerides. And, triglycerides are formed by combining glycerol with three fatty acid molecules. Furthermore, the three fatty acid molecules produce energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate.
Most noteworthy, triglycerides make up fat cells. Also, the fat cells are located in the adipose tissue, commonly known as body fat. Especially relevant, the adipose tissue’s role is to store fat. And, the adipose tissue is all over the body, including under the skin and wrapped around internal organs.
Most of all, during exercise, the body needs energy. Also, initially it gets it from glucose in the blood. And, then, the body gets energy from the triglycerides in the fat cells. Furthermore, triglycerides oxidized by oxygen deliver energy. And, the triglycerides get this oxygen from the blood stream Also, oxidation releases three fatty acids, which are energy sources.
First of all, the lungs inhale oxygen. Then the oxygen is transferred to red blood cells in the blood stream. And, the oxygen rich red blood cells deliver oxygen to the triglycerides. Furthermore, the by-product of triglyceride oxidation is carbon dioxide and water. Consequently, the carbon dioxide and water enter the blood stream. Then, the carbon dioxide leaves the blood stream and enter the lungs. And the lungs exhale the carbon dioxide. Finally, the water in the blood stream leaves the body through the kidneys, intestines and skin pores (as sweat).
Most noteworthy, researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia found that when weight is lost the majority of it leaves the body as carbon dioxide. In addition, they found that oxidation of 22 pounds of human fat needs 64 pounds of oxygen. And the lungs inhale this oxygen. Consequently, oxidation produces 62 pounds of carbon dioxide and 24 pounds of water.
Furthermore, the infographic below illustrates the process. Most noteworthy, the infographic illustrates amount of fat burned by 50 year old, 5’ 8” male and female joggers in one hour.
In conclusion, faster oxidation causes rapid fat loss. And this occurs when you inhale deeply and rapidly. Finally, this occurs when you are doing aerobic exercises such as jogging, running, swimming, cycling, elliptical trainers, etc.
Most of all, exercise addiction is an unhealthy obsession with physical fitness and exercise. Also, it is loosely related to exercise overtraining. Furthermore, it’s often a result of body image disorders and eating disorders. And, exercise addicts display traits similar to those of other addicts.
Consequently, extreme weight loss and harmful health conditions related to weight loss could result from exercise addiction.
Most noteworthy, exercise releases endorphins and dopamine. Consequently, an exercise addict feels rewards and joy when exercising. Especially relevant, exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. And, people who feel pressured to stay in shape are at risk of developing exercise addiction. Furthermore, people who are overweight and set out on an extreme weight loss regimen are also at risk.
Most of all, common symptoms of exercise addiction include:
First of all, to prevent exercise addiction, avoid excessive trips to the gym. Also, limit your workout time and the amount of daily exercise. Finally, to let your body rest, take breaks from exercise throughout the week .
In conclusion, as much as exercising is a very healthy thing to do for you and your body, it’s important to keep it in perspective. Most of all, step back and see if you have symptoms of exercise addiction and then take steps to counteract them.
Overtraining is the result of giving your body more work or stress than it can handle. Furthermore, overtraining occurs when a person experiences stress and physical trauma from exercise faster than their body can repair the damage. And, symptoms of overtraining are different from one person to another. Also, any combination of symptoms of overtraining indicate that you are overtrained and need to recover.
Especially relevant, non-physiological symptoms of overtraining include:
Most of all, physiological symptoms of overtraining include:
Most noteworthy, psychological symptoms of overtraining include:
In conclusion, it’s important to recognize overtraining and take steps to pull back. Furthermore, this will allow you and your body to get the maximum benefits from all your hard work.