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.