8 Ways to Energize Your Exercise Routine
It Helps You Learn New Tricks Even one exercise session can help you retain physical skills by enhancing what’s commonly known as “muscle memory” or “motor memory,” according to new research published in PlosOne. As the New York Times reported, men who were taught to follow a complicated pattern on a computer and subsequently exercised were better able to remember the pattern in subsequent days than the men who didn’t exercise after the initial squiggle test. It Supports Problem-Solving In one study, mice that exercised by running not only generated new neurons, but those neurons lit up when the mice performed unfamiliar tasks like navigating a new environment. It Helps Alleviate Symptoms Of Depression When you exercise, your pituitary gland releases endorphins to help mitigate the physical stress and pain you are experiencing. But those endorphins may play a more important and longer-lasting role: they could help alleviate symptoms of depression, according to a Mayo Clinic report. It Reduces Stress Although exercising raises our levels of cortisol — the hormone that causes physical stress and is even associated with long-term memory impairment — its overall effect is one of a stress reducer. That’s because exercise increases the body’s threshold for cortisol, making you more inured to stressors.
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The Heart Beat’s Guide to Exercise, Part 3
I knew then that I was working out too much and the physical impact (fatigue) was more than what I could bear. Since then, I have been concerned about avid marathon runners and triathletes who train intensely for competition. Now there are studies which confirm that long-term, high intensity physical activity could raise the risk for heart arrhythmias (potentially dangerous irregular heart rhythms). Endurance athletes, such as marathon runners and long-distance high intensity cross country skiers are examples of at-risk individuals for heart arrhythmias and sudden death. Due to their physically high levels of exercise, these athletes may be at risk for atrial fibrillation (fast, irregular heart beat) and bradyarrythmias (very slow, irregular heart rates).
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Arthritis and Exercise (Video)
The difference is is that one knee is using muscles to compensate differently than the other knee. This in turn pulls on the joint allowing for quicker breakdown of the cartilage on one side than another. Stretching and strengthening your muscles will allow for them to pull equally on the joint and allow for minimal degeneration. Joints and muscles need movement to keep them lubricated. Movement allows for fluid to naturally enter the joint and will therefore reduce the pain.
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You can have too much of a good thing..exercise!
For example: (1) completed a two-mile run in 18 minutes, or (2) bench-pressed 150 lbs x 10. Soon you will see your two-mile run is being accomplished in 17 minutes. This written record is a testament to your persistence and commitment. It is also a great encourager to keep you motivated. 8. Give yourself a break now and then.
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“No matter the age, exercise is great for the body,” says Morgan. “It keeps us healthy, young and active. We all want to live independently and staying active helps us to do that.” Water aerobics: A great way for anyone to get some exercise…young or old. Exercise knows no age limit.
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