Watch Your Weight - part 5


By nature, the human body has been intended for movement and when an individual is not actively moving, his or her body gets engaged in storing substances. And when an individual is immobile or motionless for around over an hour, his or her body is perhaps sending a very old pointer to their brain to reduce the fat burning process and enhance the fat build up system. In addition, if one takes a major meal and subsequently sits inactive for an hour or maybe longer, it is likely that he or she will eventually accumulate the calories from the meal in the form of body fat. It is an established issue that the less active individual is, more the chances are of his or her becoming obese. In addition, as a person ages, there is a greater connection between the period of time he or she spends sitting and the total body weight they are prone to put on. Therefore, as we age, regular physical activities become all the more imperative for our overall well being as well as maintaining a healthy weight.

In fact, the best and most helpful work out plan for maintaining good health, and this includes reinforcing the protective mechanisms against aging, is to work out a number of times every week in the 'lower intensity' method. In fact, it is essential for one to sustain a relaxed plane of exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes thrice every week or for 20 minutes without any break four times weekly.

When you exercise regularly for good health, a lowered resting heart rate is one of the initial perceptible indications of enhanced aerobic fitness. This is owing to the fact that the normal heartbeat of an individual decelerates when the fitness of the person progresses. While the normal pace of the heart in people not engaged in any sports ranges between 75 and 80 beats every minute, in the instance of top class athletes involved with sports that require endurance or stamina, the pace of the heart is so fine tuned that the resting heat beat of many among them is anything between 30 and 45 beats every minute. The difference is owing to the fact that the hearts of these athletes have been made stronger by means of regular aerobic exercise.

Normally, the resting heart beat of individuals who have build up an excellent cardiovascular fitness by undertaking regular aerobic work outs ranges between 45 and 50 beats per minute. Significantly enough, the hearts of such people are pumping an equal amount of blood that is pumped by hearts of people who do not exercise and have heart beats around 80 times per minute while in a resting position. Consequently, the hearts of people not undertaking any physical exercises beats around 50,000 times more in a day compared to those who undertake regular aerobic exercises. If you calculate this on an annual basis, it means that the hearts of people who don't exercise takes an additional workload of beating 18 million times more compared to those who exercise regularly. Such a massive workload on the heart makes an individual all the more unfit and susceptible to different heart ailments.

Techniques to avoid distress

In this part of the article we will discuss a number of practices that will enable you to avoid as well as solve some of your daily sufferings instantly. These techniques will help you to neutralize nervousness and irritation and, thereby, help your mind and body to preserve an elevated plane of energy. When you practice these distress dissolving techniques, you will not only have a higher energy level, but, at the same time, improve the fat burning capacity of your body. Along with this, it is possible that you will be prepared to activate other fat burning mechanisms throughout the day.

The findings of a study presented at the 1994 'International Conference on Obesity' shows that the lower the distress on keeps hold of, the more efficient the metabolic power will be. This is simply because compared to others, people who are tense, angry or aggressive are inclined to metabolize or disintegrate fats more leisurely in their system. It has been found that people who usually become furious with anger are the slowest in eliminating dietary fat. Hence, anger or, for that matter, any type of emotional disorder is harmful for our overall well being. On the other hand, it has been found that individuals who have most sluggish metabolism rates are usually aggressive and nervous. Many such people complain of extreme daily tension and, at times, even hold back their anger.

When any individual is confronted by enhanced pressure or tension, his or her body reacts by emitting adrenaline, a very quick -acting hormone that invigorates the discharge of fat from the cells all over the body. However, during the periods subsequent to the rush of adrenaline, you trail off into a stage of nervousness or distress. Whenever an individual experiences traumatic conditions, adrenaline forces the fat cells throughout the body to shoot out the substances enclosed by them into the blood stream. And when these substances come into circulation, the freely floating molecules are able to supply the body with additional energy it requires to fulfill the physical needs in any situation the individual may be at that time.

During the past when people were unenlightened, the reaction to any threat and tension discharged energy into the hairy bodies of our ancestors and that prompted them to throw stones at wild beasts and run away from woolly enormous animals. Looking back, such a response was very natural for the ancient men as whenever they confronted any threat they needed to run away from the scene or charge back into a clash. Contrarily, in the present day world, these fat molecules usually remain unutilized in our normal routine situations. However, there is an exception. The situation changes the moment the stress hormone cortisol comes into the scene.

Whenever an individual confronts a tense situation, the hormone cortisol is discharged in the body. For ages, cortisol has helped human beings to survive the odds by reducing the processes involved in fat burning. The fat ingested through foods is stored for use during emergency situations, while the hormone cortisol supports the process of burning carbohydrates to fulfill the body's requirement for additional energy. A research conducted by scientists at the Yale University hints that obese people who have most of their fat deposits in their abdominal region generate more cortisol compared to people who have less fat accumulation in that particular region. Findings of another study conducted by scientists at the Wake Forest University has highlighted that male monkeys, both who were active and those who were inactive, possessed extra intra-abdominal fat compared to the male monkeys who were not under any type of duress. According to scientists, a chronic arousal syndrome caused by stress played a crucial function in fat distribution in the abdominal region.

On occasions when people are usually under tension and stress, but not in acute situations like 'life-and-death' problems, a considerable fraction of the additional fat present in the blood stream drifts towards the abdomen region for storage and later use. Hence, if you go through any type of enduring sensations of distress, remember there are several assessable impacts on the brain as well as the body. This is also inclusive of the outcomes of a sluggish fat burning process. Luckily enough, there is some initial proof of the fact that breathing method, meditation or rumination and other techniques for reducing tension may perhaps facilitate in maintaining the intensity of cortisol at a lower level. All these methods may prove to be very effective in tackling the fat in your body whenever fat haunts you.



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