Although widely known, new research shows how excessive amounts of television watching combined with a sedentary lifestyle is a sure recipe for depression. Unfortunately, these are the very activities that generally describe the typical American lifestyle, excluding poor nutrition and pharmaceutical dependency.
Are you increasing your risk of death by living a sedentary lifestyle? In our society, the physical labors are sometimes greatly diminished due to the psychologically and emotionally demanding lives we lead. This emotionally and psychologically demanding lifestyle, however, seems to be increasing the risk for adverse health risks.
As we age, our bodies go through what is considered to be a natural, continuous transformation known as degeneration. Eyesight suffers, hormone production drops, metabolism slows, and many other things occur with old age. What people also experience is sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass with age.
Pinpointing one exercise as the single best exercise is impossible. If you were to choose one single exercise and deem it best, you would be essentially condensing the entire field of exercise science. But there is one exercise that can be superb for both weight control and mindful relaxation.
There are certain things someone should know when reaching for the physique of a Greek god. Too often, people neglect certain muscle groups and over-train others, which results in injury and imbalance. In addition, the challenges of plateaus (a halt in progress) are also faced all too often. The best way to to avoid as many roadblocks as possible when on the path to sculpted physique is to pinpoint the weak spots and create total balance within muscle groups.
Aerobic exercise not only has amazing fat loss and cancer prevention benefits, but new research has found that it is also effective in preventing your risk of dementia and preserving your brain health. Any physical fitness that gets your heart pumping faster not only prevents your risk of developing dementia, but also slows its progression if you already have the disease.
Exercise is one of the simplest ways to slash your risk of disease, improve your mood, your energy levels, and provide relief from anxiety and depression. Even a little exercise each day goes a long way. Small amounts of aerobic exercise can help lower coronary heart disease risk, according to a study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.
Danish researchers took a group of sedentary, overweight men and women and over 18 months trained them to run a marathon. The findings were very telling. Of the men, there was an average weight loss of something like a few pounds but the women in the study averaged no change to their weight. Imagine running 26.2 miles (42km) and not losing anything? This is consistent with my own experience.