CHRIS McCANDLESS
Portland, OR

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Fitness exercises: A 360 degree approach to holistic fitness

By on July 10, 2017

Fitness is a state of both physical and mental well-being. It is the ability of the body to function efficiently during work as well as at leisure. With the drastic changes in lifestyle and sedentary job profiles, it takes an effort to be active in our busy schedule and the best way would be to indulge in fitness exercises .There is a general opinion that fitness exercises are best done under the supervision of a trainer in a gym. But technology has made it possible to hire an online fitness coach who provides a personalized program based on the individual fitness goals and present health.

Fitness exercises role in Weight loss, muscle strength and other health benefits:

Indulging in fitness regimen can help in a long way to build an overall health and longevity. Every person is different in terms of general health and metabolism .Everybody requires a separate set of physical exercises .Personal training can help one set their goals and draw a specifically designed fitness program that suit one’s needs. Personal training has become more flexible and affordable with the present trend of online fitness coach who can train at our convenience in our personal space. They also look into the nutritional aspect.

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Losing weight is to burn all the calories that we consume. Fitness exercises like cardio, strength training, push-ups, crunches, squats, lunges etc., exactly do that. Exercises like strength training, squats, presses, curls, planks etc. are all responsible for building up of skeletal muscles like biceps, triceps, pectorals and quadriceps. A skeletal muscle is made up of many proteins including the duo of contractile proteins actin and myosin. The interaction of these contractile proteins leads to muscle contraction through a force called power stroke. The greater the force, greater is the contraction and in turn greater is the muscle strength. The total force depends on the sum of the power strokes occurring simultaneously within the muscle cells. Exercises increase the potential rate of power strokes occurring simultaneously by involving more muscle cells. Also regular and repeated fitness training leads to muscle hypertrophy and increase in muscle-nerve interactions. Exercise also decreases the inhibitory neural feedback to help the muscle from overworking and ripping. This also adds to the muscle strength.

Fitness exercises make the body resilient and thus promote a vast range of health benefits.
Aerobic exercises improve the ability of oxygen consumption rate of the blood. It helps strengthen the blood vessels, lower the LDL cholesterol, increase HDL Cholesterol and increase the smooth blood flow .Overall it improves the cardio vascular and respiratory efficiency of the body thus decreasing the risk of cardiac and respiratory diseases. Exercise has shown to improve the levels of cells like NK cells, neutrophils etc., which are part of the innate immune response of the body. Studies have shown that fitness exercises can act as a great energy booster (due to increased cardiac capacity) and leads to an increase in memory. Fitness exercises like resistance training can be good for osteoporosis, acute aches and joint pains. Physical exercises are known to be beneficial for regulating many types of cancers (colon, breast), Type 2 diabetes, etc. It also helps people suffering from insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression.

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