The Miracle of Exercise…
After peace of mind, and nutrition, a very large percentage of people in the 101 healthiest people under review, regarded exercise as the next most important factor in their achievement.
Now there are many types and kinds of exercise.
Apart from the conventional aerobics, weight training, spinning classes, jogging and so on, a lot of the vital-energy type activities are gaining popularity. Yoga, Chi- gung, Pilates, Tai Chi have become hugely popular and are very beneficial from the point of view of Flexibility, concentration, and the ability to learn a form of relaxed focus.
Weight training, in gyms and at home is even more popular. This is not surprising as there are great benefits for anyone, at any level of fitness.
If weight training is done regularly and without too much weight, it can be used as an aerobic workout, as a muscle toning work out, and is known to strengthen joints, bones, and improve the powers of concentration.
It can be done at any age. Big weights are not necessary. As long as there is enough weight to give resistance to the movement, huge benefits can accrue to anybody.
Many men and women are now finding that a regular, precise, reasonably intensive workout with weights, improves health, increases energy, and increases resistance to colds, fatigue, and many kinds of illness.
Because the muscles are directly involved in the training, they tend to be very relaxed after work, and continue working naturally, giving a huge boost to the circulation and to the metabolism.
Weight bearing exercise has also been found to greatly diminish the incidence of osteoporosis, in some cases. Even reversing it. To us of a certain vintage, this fact is heartening. This is one of the reasons why middle-aged people, and those older, are now training regularly with weights.
Speaking of hearts, the one way to a healthy heart is to exercise it.
Precise weight training has a profound effect on the condition of the heart muscle, the arterial muscle, and the overall circulation in the body.
There is your best preventive measure against heart and related diseases.
There are some miraculous effects of regular adequate training.
I’ll tell you about those the next day.