June 28, 2009
If you want to make exercise part of your life’s culture there’s everything from Aerobics to Yoga to choose from.
Some of it I would consider healthy and some not so healthy.
You might be asking yourself, “How could any exercise not be healthy?”
Some exercise puts undue stress on your joints and tendons due to thousands and thousands of the same repetitions in sessions lasting 45 minutes to an hour.
Studies have proven other types of exercise such as long distance running, actually cause your heart and lungs to shrink because of the constant stress on them. This stress mimics heart distress and the body adapts by growing smaller in order to endure. That’s why they call it “endurance” exercise.
Lifting of very heavy weights over a period of time can also have an adverse affect, especially on the shoulders and back. The older you get the more stories you’ll hear to affirm this.
So after researching and experimenting with exercise over the last seven years; what do I recommend?
If you want to lose weight, build long, lean, muscles and a bullet proof heart and lungs I recommend body weight exercise using multiple muscle groups.
These are exercises such as squats, lunges, and push-ups that use large muscle groups at the same time rather than isolating certain muscle groups. This has a synergistic affect on the body and increases it’s fat burning capacity.
When you do these exercises with intensity, in short burst, you also strengthen your heart and lungs. You want to make sure to give your heart adequate rest in between each exercise.
Exercising like this will melt fat off of your body, get you extremely fit, and here’s the best part, only take 15 minutes per session three times per week.
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