Depression and Anxiety is becoming a big problem in the world. Letting it run your life can lead to some serious losses such as your job, or maybe even your marriage. Learning how to manage it can be hard, and you may even feel like its impossible. But there is great news supporting that exercise can actually help alleviate or at least help manage your symptoms. Regular physical activity has many neurological benefits such as it can raise your tolerance to emotional stress, and increase your own self-efficacy or self esteem.
A sedentarty lifestyle affects the brain and in turn lessens mental capacity. A study by Sibley and Etnier found a clear connection between how much school children exercised and their cognitive performance.
So since we as a country have become a much more sedentary population we have caused a decrease in mental capacity due to lack of stimulation to the brain. Beginning a regular exercise regimen including strength, cardio, and flexibilty not only has its health benefits of losing and managing weight, but also could reverse the decrease in mental capacity.
Studies show that people who are on a healthy diet, exercising with cardio and weights 3x a week and get 7+ hours of sleep a night are more likely to have success with weight loss and muscle gain and have better success at keeping the weight off and are overall healthier. They tend to eat less and feel less hungry through the day then people who are getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night.
Heart disease is a common ailment among the world today. With so much food in the world containing high amounts of salt its no wonder that hypertension has become such a problem. Now there may be a solution to reducing your blood pressure and getting off of those hypertensive medications.
Smoking while participating in an exercise can effect your preformance greatly. Smokers generaly have less muscular strength and flexability. have disturbed sleep patturns and run out of breath two to three more times then non smoking counterparts. Are more likely to experience injury and have a longer healing time than non smokers.
Drinking alcohol either shortly before or after a workout negatively affects your results. Your body can not store alcohol so it does its best to expel it as quickly as it can which in turn slows down any other process going on (rebuilding, filtering out lactic acid, etc).
Now this is not to say that you cant or shouldnt drink at all. But it should be in moderation on not in close proximity to a workout.
This article is about the release of endorphines and in turn the release of dopamine a hormone that puts you in a state of euphoria. This euphoria gives way to happiness. This "happiness" leads to the ease of exercise and makes daily activities easier and more enjoyable.
Do you suffer from type II Diabetes Mellitus? Does it affect your activities of daily living such as walking or even getting around the house. Studies have shown that after 12–20 weeks of regular exercise, the effects of the illness can improve by as much as 40%.
Are you feeling stressed at work? Does this stress follow you into your personal life? Learning how to manage that stress could be the difference in positive or negative physical training results. This article explains how stress can affect your training results.
Everybody likes to add a little sweetner in their drinks (i.e. coffee, tea, lemonade, etc.) as well as on or in food; but we need to watchout what we put in them and how often. This article talks about some alternatives to regular processed cane sugar.