What really happens during exercise ? Do you ever wonder why they call it the "runners high" or how much better you feel post workout ( even if you didn't want to workout)? Exercise has so many benefits that go far beyond the sweat session in the gym. Immediately your body starts to respond to exercise by burning calories, boosting your mood, and increase blood flow throughout your body. As little as 30 minutes of cardio three to five days a week will add six years to your life, according to research done at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Do that plus a couple of days of resistance training and you'll not only live longer but also look younger, feel happier, have more energy, and stay slim.
As you workout:
Your lungs are getting
stronger!! Yes breathing HEAVY is important when you workout. It
conditions the heart and lungs to make everyday living a little bit
Your motivation is at its peak. Thanks to a flood of
endorphins, which trigger the classic runner's high, you feel psyched
Your getting conditioned. Your body is meant to
move and work, don't be scared to sweat a little (or a lot)!!! Sweating
is good for your body releasing toxins and eliminating waste. Not to
mention the harder you work, the more you are burning calories which
aids in weight loss along with healthy eating.
Within one hour of exercise:
You're protecting yourself against colds, flu, you name it. Exercise
elevates your level of immunoglobulins, which are proteins that help
bolster your immune system and ward off infection.
feeling zen. Mood-enhancing chemicals, like serotonin, dopamine, and
norepinephrine, flood your brain for a couple of hours post-exercise and
for up to a day if you've competed in an endurance event.
You're hungry. Now that you've burned through your energy stores, your
blood sugar levels are dropping. Just how low they go depends on how
much you ate or drank before your workout and how long and intensely you
exercised. Don't forget to fill up with a quick post workout shake and
then a full balanced meal about 1 hour later !!
calories, even at rest. For every 100 calories you burn during your
workout, you can expect to burn 15 calories after Muscle also burns more
at rest than fat does so start weight training to increase your post
Within one day of exercise:
adding lean muscle. If you did a strength-training routine, your muscles
are now starting to rebuild themselves and repair the microscopic tears
that come with lifting weights.
You're super alert and
focused post-exercise. That's because a good workout increases the flow
of blood and oxygen to your brain.
Now that your on a good routine, if you continue to exercise for one full year here are your benefits:
Working out is way easier. Your endurance and aerobic fitness can
increase by up to 25 percent after eight to 12 weeks of regular
training. In a year your endurance can more than double.
You're a fat-melting machine. Your cells are now super efficient at breaking down fat and using it as fuel.
You've cut your cancer risk. In a study of more than 14,800 women,
those who had the highest levels of aerobic fitness were 55 percent less
likely to die from breast cancer than those who were sedentary. Women
considered moderately fit had about a 33 percent lower risk of
developing the disease. Exercise may also help protect against
endometrial, lung, and ovarian cancer.
You're adding years to
your life.Fitness buffs have better telomeres, the DNA that bookends our
chromosomes and protects them from damage, which can slow the aging
YOU WILL FEEL FANTASTIC !!!
Now go ahead,
tell me one reason WHY you don't have the time to exercise at least 3
times a week? Go out there and get it done !!!!