Effects of Not Exercising

Lack of routine workout can land you with an overweight body, weak bones and depressive state of mine.

Pain, sweat and fatigue are just some of the key stumbling blocks in your desire to exercise. Though all of us know that working out is the best way we can keep ourselves fit, the discomfort arrives much before the benefits.

Here we tell you how the effects of not exercising are more harmful and long lasting than the imminent and short-term botheration. Our bodies decay as we age and exercise is just like providing regular service to your most reliable vehicle. The body looks younger while you naturally feel blessed.

Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, uncontrolled blood sugar, brain stroke and osteoporosis, there is not a single disease which you can’t prevent with regular exercise.

Why exercise?

After reaching middle age, our bodies start the downhill march. Metabolism goes sluggish leading to fat accumulation, skin gets wrinkles, bones turn weak, and brain starts losing its capacity to memorize. Numerous research studies done over the years have shown that exercise and good diet are the only sure shot ways to keep our faculties on track.

After the age of 30 years, the ability of your body to burn food into energy takes a hit and it turns weak. This leads to storage of fat which is mostly visible on abdomen, thighs and hips. High blood pressure, heart ailments, uncontrolled blood sugar and high cholesterol are just some of the problems you can face because of accumulated fat.

Aerobic exercises like jogging, cycling and skipping can deal with these risk factors by reducing the amount of fat deposits. Exercise also perks up your sluggish metabolism hence dealing a direct blow to the root cause of the problem.

In addition, aerobics increase the capacity of your heart to pump blood and ability of lungs to breathe in more oxygen. This means, more nutrient-rich blood circulates in your body nourishing every nook and corner besides sounding the death knell for disease-causing organisms. Better blood circulation also leads to a healthier-looking skin.

Use it or lose it

There are several parts of our which lose their optimum capacity if we don’t use them often. For instance, muscles and bones get feeble with age and if not regularly exercised the rate of decay is faster resulting in frequent fractures and disorders like osteoporosis. A routine work out builds up your muscles and strengthens your bones helping them withstand the travails of ageing.

Flexibility and balance exercises are specifically meant to keep the body supple and avoid loss of the sense of balance with age.

Exercise is also the reason why physiotherapy has become such a popular concept. Physiotherapy involves rehabilitation of trauma or chronic disease patients with help of specific movements.

The happiness pill

Not many know that exercise actually makes you happy. After you get over the initial pain and fatigue due to exercise, you are rewarded with a cheerful mood. It so happens that to deal with the pain of exercise, your brain releases chemicals called endorphins which not only eases discomfort but also creates a feeling of euphoria. Release of serotonin and norepinephrine by the brain during exercise also lifts up your mood. In fact, the euphoria is so addictive that you

Research studies have shown that exercisers are able to deal with mental stress better than physically inactive people. Effects of not exercising also show on your brain power as non-exercisers are more likely to have poor cognitive skills.

Working out has shown to help in development of new neuron connections in the brain resulting in better concentration and memory.

So, get off that couch of yours and start working out because that’s the best way to have a fitter body and a sharper brain.  If you don’t like running, join a swimming class or horse riding. There is something for everyone out there. You just need to get going for a perfect present and a healthy future.