Some Basic Reasons Why Gyming is Healthy

Some Basic Reasons Why Gyming is Healthy

In times when people are more concerned about Facebook activity than physical activity, junk food chains  &  obesity seem to be ruling the game. So much so, that obesity by itself has been deemed an epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), killing nearly 2.8 million people every year (according to WHO). Initially considered to be limited to rich  &  well developed economies, it has now become just as rampant in the developing world too. Add to that, the increasingly mechanical lifestyles driven from one end to the other by technology. The increased campaigning for health, while it has enlightened a few, most stay out of its ambit. Keeping all of this in mind, we bring to you the Top 10 reasons Why Gyming is Good for Health, to motivate you to get off that couch you are so comfortably settled in,  &  achieve a good physical  &  mental shape (if not the John Abraham-esque physicality!). Some Basic Reasons Why Gyming is Healthy.

 

  1. Metabolism

Some Basic Reasons Why Gyming is Healthy

That you burn calories during a workout is common knowledge. But what’s better news is that you continue burning calories after a workout of moderate to high intensity, get this, without even trying. Here’s presenting the divine concept of the Afterburn. The rate of metabolism of the body increases by several times during a workout.  &  this stays till much after the workout itself. The best afterburn happens after a long, strenuous weight training workout (when compared to cardio). So you continue burning more calories even without really trying, with the effects sometimes lasting even overnight! Sounds like a good deal to make, doesn’t it?

 

  1. Discipline

We find ourselves, too many times, putting things (like exercising, for example) off, being too laid back, lazing around, gorging  &  binging on whatever we may feel like etc. – all, instances of being undisciplined, sometimes, despite not even wanting to. The one stop cure to all this is regular exercise. Indulging in a regular activity, like gyming, induces self discipline  &  self control, reducing the chances of such behavior. So next time, you’ll be sure to be a little thoughtful about adding extra cheese on your pizza.

Some Basic Reasons Why Gyming is Healthy

  1. Smooth functioning body

Exercising is essential for overall health. This is a tenet that has reinforced itself on us time  &  time again. Think about our gr & parents who come from a time when cars were few  &  far, when fun implied a good two-three hours of playtime outside, when the alternative to walking was cycling…  &  look how healthy they’ve been, going nice  &  strong at eighty years of age. It’s hard to go back to that time, but it’s relatively easier now to attain or at least work towards that level of health, with the easy access to gyms today. A little bit of effort today will go on to keep all those joints  &  muscles in place for when you grow old.

Some Basic Reasons Why Gyming is Healthy

  1. Weight loss

It is only when our body reaches a certain level of intensity during a workout, does the glycogen start getting oxidized. To put it in simpler, layman terms – you need to exercise for a given duration of time, nonstop, for the fat to get burned.  &  disappointing as it may be, this does not happen even if your job has you running up  &  down staircases or walking a lot, because of the lack of consistency  &  intensity. Enter gyming. It is where you focus single-mindedly on your workout for the period that you do workout for. Plus, with trainer, you have someone guiding your every move.  &  this is what actually helps.

 

  1. Guilt Free Eating

How heart rending it is, to not add a little butter on top of the popcorn, to not eat that last slice of pizza, to not add cream to your coffee!  &  if you do, do any one of these things, then the guilt that takes over is absolutely insurmountable. The quick-fix to this is a regular gyming practice. Since you’ll be burning away most of what you’ll eat during the day ( &  possibly more),you will no longer have to feel sorry or guilty for that dash of chocolate syrup in your coffee, or butter on your popcorn, or extra cheese on the pizza, or…

 

  1. Endorphins

 

This is the one, single reason behind our ability to perceive happiness, comfort, wellness  &  love.  & , their production undergoes a boost when you exercise. Think about how great you felt, when you were younger  &  played in parks. ‘Runner’s High’ is one of the well known outcomes of a moderate to high intensity workout  &  is said to occur when the body is at the threshold of endorphin release. So, once out of gym, you are bound to feel stress free, relaxed, satisfied  &  remarkably happy with yourself. You start feeling fit too, even if it is just the first day of your workout, which just adds on to the endorphin magic!

Some Basic Reasons Why Gyming is Healthy

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