Exercise, everyone advises you to lose weight. Shape up, trim down, keep fit. But immediately when you try, you run into trouble. There is so much contradiction. Sometimes advising about exercises becomes confusing. Some advice, says that you need only 14 days to shape up, but some others say 6 weeks. One expert suggests that you exercise only 2 minutes each day: another says 12 minutes. To help yourself, take some of the confusion out of the word of advice.
The best way to reduce the midsection is to do an Abdominal Exercise.
Myth, many people believe that when muscles are exercised the fatty tissues in the immediate area are burned up, in other words, if you bend the waist often enough you will trim down the midsection.
However, doctors studied a number of active tennis players to see if the spot theory of fat reduction was a fact. The doctors found that the muscles of their playing arms more developed but the amount of fat was the same in both the arms.
The conclusion: Exercise burns fat from all over the body but not from the specific area regardless of the type of exercise. It is thus impossible to reduce the amount of fat in a particular area without affecting the other parts of the body.
If diet and exercise help you to reduce the fat throughout your body, you will certainly see results around your waistline.
To lose weight you should always “work up a good sweat” when exercising??
Myth, Sweat merely lowers the body temperature to prevent overheating, It doesn’t help you to reduce your weight immediately after a workout, but this is due to water loss.
Replace the lost liquid and you will replace your weight.
Will You burn more calories jogging one mile than walking the same distance??
Myth. You expend the same amount of energy whether you walk or jog the mile since in both cases you are moving the same weight the same distance. The speed doesn’t matter.
Of course, if you jog rather than walk for 30 minutes you will cover more distance and consequently burn more calories.
If your breathing doesn’t return to normal within minutes after you finish exercising, are you’ve exhausted yourself too much??
Fact. Five min or less after exercising your breathing should be normal, your heart shouldn’t be pounding and you shouldn’t be all popped out. In fact, you should begin to experience a “comeback sensation”. Too much exercise makes sleeping difficult and can produce fatigue lasting into the next day.
Is Walking one of the best exercises?
True. Walking helps the circulation of blood throughout the body and thus has a direct effect on your overall feeling of health.
Ever noticed how tired you get from standing for a long time or how your feet are sometimes swollen at the end of the day. The explanation of both your fatigue and your comfort is blood circulation. When you are standing or sitting there isn’t enough pressure at the ends of the veins in your legs to push the blood back up to the heart efficiently.
Walking gets the blood circulates again. As muscles in the legs move, they squeeze the nearby veins. This forces the blood back to the heart and gives you a feeling of general wellbeing.
Vigorous stretching exercises keep muscles flexible?
Myth, stretching exercises should be done slowly deliberately allowing the muscles to relax and let go.
Vigorous bouncing, bobbing, and pulling in an attempt to stretch out light muscles defeats your purpose the muscles become lighter, not more flexible.
When doing stretching exercises like bending, twisting touching your toes, move slowly. When the first sign of tension occurs hold that position for several seconds then relaxes. Repeat the exercise several times.
Is the minimum amount of time you should spend exercising in a day is at least 20 minutes?
- True, there are more than 400 skeletal muscles in the body. They are responsible for the movement of the joints, maintenance of posture, support of the body, weight, circulation of blood, and respiration.
- A good exercise routine should contract and stretch all these muscles and this simply can’t be done with 4 or five exercises in 5 or 10 min. Studies found that about 20 minis the minimum amount of time needed for an adequate workout.
How long it takes you to become physically fit?
Depends on how unfit you are when you start, if you are out of condition you certainly can’t shape up in 21 days.
Accordingly, choose your exercises wisely and work it out to be fit.