Thursday, 6 December 2012

Health and fitness, the truth and lies.

By James Steele


No matter if you are old hand or new at health and fitness education the overall amount of information can seem a bit staggering. This is a situation that can get worse when the line between truth and lie is very thin and overwhelming. One of the first things you'll notice is that fitness books are most usually written by those who have personal experience or knowledge of the subject. There are many approaches to working out and much depends on what you will be doing. No doubt you will find some information that seems contradictory to other information you've found even though they may both be somewhat truthful. Be extra careful that you are analyzing everything.

You can find several yoga and back pain products online. According to all the marketing, yoga can help relieve back pain. This is only true for some cases, making this statement misleading and dangerous. If your back pain is caused by muscle issues, then doing yoga can certainly help. Yoga can help you stretch and strengthen the muscles in your back. Once you can do that, then your back pain will get better. Yoga won't help, however, if your back pain is due to bone problems like an issue with a spinal disc. Doing yoga with this kind of problem can cause serious complications.

There is a curious attitude when it comes to sweating. Working out is synonymous with sweat typically speaking. The converse seems to hold, as well. If there is no sweat happening, then they must not be working very hard. In fact sweat is simply your body's air conditioner. There is not a direct correlation between amount of sweat and degree of physical exertion.

You can in fact burn a lot of calories and never break a sweat. You can take a good walk and accomplish that.

There are mounds of research supporting the fact that a healthy fitness program of exercise and diet will significantly reduce, slow, or prevent serious disease conditions. We all know about exercise and cardiovascular health, so that is just one. You can also affect a positive influence on other conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and joint and bone diseases. Your commitment to a healthy diet and exercise can also help you slow the effects of aging on your body.

Research studies have proven that regular aerobic exercise will increase your circulation too. This circulation increase will help produce increased serotonin levels in the brain. The clarity of your brain is another effect of this increased level of serotonin. This is of course not a bad thing. These myths occur in every aspect of fitness. You will locate them in statements that are vague as well as those specifically geared toward specific types of exercise or physical exertion. Before engaging in physical activity such as this you need the details, so do your due diligence.




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