Welcome to our physical fitness section. On this page we will provide you with all the information you need to put together a perfect workout and become physically fit. We also provide information on how to make your workouts fun and how to avoid major diseases with veganism and exercising (regularly). Most people think that exercising regularly is just for that gym look. Although you can get buff, you should also exercise for the health benefits such as healthy muscles, bone density, and cancer prevention.
Avoid Major Health Problems With Veganism And Physical Fitness
There are many beneficial reasons why people should exercise more and worry about their lifestyle. Cancer, heart disease, and obesity are the three number one killers in our society today. On September 21, 1994 Journal of the National Cancer Institute did research on exercising and found that exercising regularly can cut the risk of cancer by forty percent. Exercising regularly also keeps weight off and converts fat into muscle.
Heart disease is a major health problem that many people have in our society. Exercising keeps your muscles strong and in good working order. Your heart is one of your major muscles in your body. Veganism will drop your cholesterol and fat intake by eliminating meat and diary products from your diet; it will lower your risk of heart disease.
However exercising regularly and becoming physically fit will not hold the weight off and make you healthy if you are not eating good healthy nutritious foods. The veganism lifestyle offers a good source of great low calorie healthy foods. Exercising along with veganism will help you to become healthy and be the size you have always dreamed of becoming.
Making Fitness Fun
Face it, exercising is not the most fun thing in the world. I am sure everyone in the world would agree that sitting down watching a movie or just relaxing sounds much better. However there are many ways you can burn calories and still have fun such as, going for a walk in the park with a bunch of friends or going for a hike. The main point is to just stay active. You burn more calories by being active rather than just sitting around. Although walking is a very beneficial exercise you should also try to add a little aerobics and strength training into your day. Walking burns calories but an entire workout will build muscle and burn fat.
Exercise is also very important to help maintain the calcium in our long bones. Without exercise our long bones start to deplete the stored calcium, as young as the age of thirty. This depletion leads to a crippling disease known as osteoporosis. This disease is the cause of many broken hips and spine disorders in old age. Exercise has been proven to improve emotional health also. It lowers our stress levels and elevates our mood. This takes place when our body secrets a hormone known as endorphins. These hormones are excreted upon exertion of physical exercise. These hormones give the athlete a “high” feeling. This is what leads athletes to become addicted to exercise.
Secrets Behind Physical Fitness
There are three main secrets behind physical fitness: consistence, healthy nutritious diet, and different techniques such as aerobics and strength training. Different workouts are proven to build better muscle strength. Strength training will also improve your metabolism, build healthy muscles, and burn fat. To become physically fit you do not have to spend hours at a gym or hire a personal trainer. All you have to do is be consistent with a 30-minute workout a day and you are on your way to becoming physically fit. Here are some examples on how to put together a total workout, because a good workout is a very important necessity to fitness. First start out with a high intensity workout. An intense workout should be fast enough to make conversation difficult. It is important to remember that 90 seconds for each aerobic segment is a goal not a starting point. It is better to start out with aerobic segments that are only 30 seconds and work your way up than to start out fast and work your way down. Lowering your intensity does not make a fat-burning workout.
Between aerobic workouts you should work on some resistant training. Start out with one or two pound weights and then work up. You should always complete 10 to12 repetition segments and then switch to the other side. The four main strength-training exercises you should include in your workout are bent row presses, bench presses, lateral raises, and sit-ups.
A bent row press is where your torso and arms are parallel to the floor. Then simply pull the weight to your shoulders. Some people prefer to start out with a four to five pound weights with this exercise, although it is better to start out slow and work your way up.
The bench press is where you lie flat on your back with a weight in each hand. Keeping your elbows away from your sides simply pull the weight to your shoulders. It is also a great idea to do a few push ups with this exercise, if at all possible.
Lateral raises are where you sit down on a weight bench or a chair would work. With dumbbells in each hand about hip level, raise your arms straight out to your side. Always keep your arm straight, but do not lock your elbows in order to prevent muscle damage. These three exercises work the muscles in your arms, shoulders, and back.
A sit-up is where you lie flat on your back with your feet on the floor. Press your lower back into the floor. Do not pull your chin into your chest look straight up and us your stomach muscles. This exercise is a very important one because it will give you strong abdominal muscles, which will prevent lower back pain. With all these exercises put together you have a total workout. Remember consistency is the key for a lifetime of physical fitness.