Importance of Exercise
Knowing the importance of exercising and its effects will make exercising even more enjoyable.
- What is exercise?
Exercise is “moving the body”, and recently, activities of daily living (living activities) and exercises such as sports are collectively called physical activity. As the world became more convenient, the chances of exercising decreased dramatically. Many people feel lack of exercise, and even if they understand that it is better to exercise, it is difficult to get into the habit for various reasons (hot, cold, busy, etc.).
- Why you have to exercise
So why do we need exercise to maintain and improve our health? There are several reasons for that.
The first is to balance the energy you get from your diet with the energy you digest. Our lives are becoming more and more convenient due to various evolutions and developments, but the energy we get from our diet is not drastically reduced. The imbalance between energy intake and digestion causes various lifestyle-related diseases. Therefore, we as modern people need to exercise consciously.There are two main reasons for this.
- Prevention of lifestyle-related diseases
It is a good condition for health that the energy taken from food and the energy consumed by exercise are well-balanced. However, the amount of food you eat does not change, and if you do not exercise, the energy you ingest exceeds the energy you consume, and the unused energy is stored in your body as fat. If this condition is repeated many times, fat will accumulate more than necessary and you will become obese. And obesity increases the risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and dyslipidemia.
- Maintaining muscular strength and body function
After sleeping for about a week after getting sick, have you ever felt that your physical strength, muscular strength, endurance, etc. have declined, such as being easily tired or unable to move as usual? think. If humans do not use the functions they have, those functions will decline at an amazing speed.
For example, the action of “walking”. It seems easy to do, but when walking, many leg muscles such as the quadriceps femoris (rectus femoris / vastus lateralis), biceps femoris, anterior tibial muscle, and triceps surae (gastrocnemius / soleus) Use to walk one step and one step again. We also use the muscles of the buttocks, hips, back and arms. In other words, you can only “walk” using the muscles of your whole body. In addition, in order to move the center of gravity and move forward, balance ability and cardiopulmonary function that can move for a long time are also required.
If you stop “walking”, you will lose a lot of muscle, and your balance and cardiopulmonary function will decrease. If this happens, your walking speed will slow down, you will not be able to cross the traffic lights, or if you carry your luggage, you will not be able to maintain your balance and will sway, or you will trip over a small step, which may have a great impact on your daily life. I will. It is necessary to walk every day to prevent this from happening. By walking, the necessary muscles and functions are maintained. In addition, muscle mass increases during the growth period and then decreases with age. However, unlike bones, muscles are tissues that can be increased by training no matter how many times they become.
Effect of exercise
Body effect The effect of exercise is often seen in the functional aspects of the body, but it is also effective against illness.
- Maintaining a healthy body shape
- Prevention of age-related deterioration of living function (locomotive syndrome)
- Improvement of cardiopulmonary function less likely to become tired by the relief of pain in the waist and knees stiff neck, improvement of poor circulation by, promote blood circulation increase the-resistance force (cold prevention)
Many people may have experienced a feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment after running to the fullest. Exercising in this way has various positive effects on the mental side.
- Reduction of dementia
- Reduction of indefinite complaints
- Change of mood and relief of stress
- How much exercise should I do?
How much do you usually exercise? If you are going to start exercising, please adjust the amount of exercise by referring to the following.
- Walk 1000 steps more than now!
Standing on the train and shopping with a basket instead of a cart will lead to 10 minutes more movement by reviewing your behavior. It may be good to think about what you can do without overdoing it.
Exercise for 30 minutes twice a week It is also advocated to do breathtaking exercise for 30 minutes or more, twice a week. It can be any exercise, such as walking, running, soccer, baseball, or tennis. We recommend that you find an exercise that you can enjoy and continue to do and become a habit.
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