Exercise-what You Should Know
Article by Kent Makro
Exercise is defined as the performance of some activities that develops or maintains the physical fitness and health in general. Regular and keenly done exercise is very important component that can prevent some of the diseases.
Latest researches say that exercises have great positive impact on almost all the diseases. Whether it is done as Yoga or as physiotherapy, exercises makes a human healthy and free from diseases.
Types of Exercise
There are various types of exercise but broadly it can be classified in three main categories. These include flexibility exercise, aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercises.
Flexible exercise includes the activity such as stretching. It improves the range of motion of muscles and joints. Aerobic is something like cycling, running, walking etc. Aerobic exercises concentrate on increasing the cardiovascular endurance. Anaerobic exercises are exercises those increase the short-term muscles strength. This includes weight training, sprinting and functional training.
Benefits of Exercise
There are lot many benefits of doing regular exercises in a proper manner. Exercise keeps the body in shape and hence, maintains the physical fitness. It can contribute to maintain perfect weight, healthy bone density, joint mobility, muscle strength and reduces the surgical risks.
There are so many researches proving the role of exercises as effective treatment in some chronic major diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, insomnia, depression and obesity etc. Exercises improve the overall blood circulation in the body which is very much required for proper nourishment of each and every cell and tissue of the body. Exercise is also said to be neuro-protective in many neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders.
Hazards of Exercise
On the other hand, exercise if done wrongly or improperly, it can bring worse effects on the body. There are some diseases in which, some of the exercises are contraindicated. For instance, a heart patient should not do any heavy exercises like weight lifting and running fast. During exercises, the muscles consume more energy, fats and carbohydrates and hence, they are to be fed well. If the nutrition or food intake is not proportionate to the exercise, it can weaken the body.
Too much exercise can be also harmful. The body part that does the exercise needs rest in between the exercises. This is the reason why some of the health experts advise to do exercise every alternate day or thrice a week. Without proper rest, there will be chance of stroke in the brain or in the heart. It can also affect the blood circulation that may end up in alteration of blood pressure.
One should not increase the exercise suddenly; it takes time for body to get accustomed. Start with light exercise and then over the times, keep on increasing the quality and quantity of exercises.
With proper diet and regimen, if exercises are done in safer mode, it can build the physique with better immunity. Regularity in exercise is equally important part to gain maximum benefits and simultaneously regular gaping is also required to avoid the hassles created by over-exercising
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