In the technology infested lifestyles that we lead where everything operates with just a touch of a button, physical activity is what is at stake the most and so physical workout has become more of a necessity than just a healthy lifestyle preference. Workout is not only about breaking a sweat, it is much more than that and it is important to know exactly what happens during exercise that makes it so essential for the body.
For most people working out is the most effective way to lose weight. There is no myth in the fact that you burn calories during physical activity. When you exercise your body burns carbohydrates and fats to produce energy that allow the movement of the muscles. This way all the excess fats and carbs in your body are burned and as a result you lose weight.
People who work out regularly often say that they feel good after they have exercised and that is not wrong, there is indeed a scientific logic behind what they say. When you start working out, your body senses that you are in a fight or flight mode and it releases the hormone adrenaline and stress hormone cortisol. Next, the body releases endorphin and dopamine along with neurotransmitter serotonin (known to fight depression) causing your mood to lift.
The body needs more oxygen during a workout session so the heart beats faster to pump more blood to meet the oxygen requirement of the body. As a result blood circulation in the body is regulated that not only provides oxygen to all parts of your but also promotes the circulation of nutrients that leads to glowing skin.
Exercising regularly helps in boosting good cholesterol and keeps bad cholesterol and fats at bay. It decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and also helps manage diabetes, strokes and arthritis. Regular exercise not only prevents physical diseases but mental diseases too. Working out helps with depression and prevents diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in the longer run.
Increased blood flow during work out boosts brain activity too and helps promote good memory, thinking skills and brain growth. The increased blood circulation causes the brain cells to function more efficiently making you more attentive and alert.
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