Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Want to know how exercise can fight sluggishness

Some people wonder why they feel tired all the time. They wonder if they're getting enough vitamin supplements, so they stock up on those. They think they're not getting enough sleep, so they try to squeeze in a nap or two and wind up napping all day and still feel exhausted. They pinpoint too much activity causing their tiredness, and try to cut back on an already lax schedule, but still feel tired even when they just spend the day lounging on the couch watching soap operas. Perhaps they haven't reconciled their sluggishness to a lack of physical activity instead of an excess of it. Sometimes when a person feels slothful, it can also be caused by a lack of activity, or more specifically, a sense of boredom. In that case, exercise can actually provide a solution.
First off, exercise increases metabolism rates. The increased efficiency means that the food you eat will get all the nutrients delivered straight to their targets. This solves the problem of whether you are getting enough nourishment much more than trying to stock up on vitamins while not getting them infused into your system. Perhaps your organs were a little inefficient prior to the workout routines. When you throw in a little exercise, the improved metabolism will translate into your organs getting the necessary nourishment quickly and efficiently.
Second, the heightened heart rate and breathing that comes from exercise results in a person who feels more alive. This increases body temperature, giving you a boost of energy. This is why some athletes, especially runners, undergo what they call a second wind. Instead of feeling tired a certain time period into a running session, they have a heightened boost of energy that enables them to speed off much faster than before. The same thing happens when a person exercises. After the initial trouble of getting up and moving, a sort of second wind happens wherein he gets the needed energy boost that gets him going for a long time more. You will find that you actually enjoy getting active, and will want to do it over and over!
Next, exercise makes you concentrate on a certain task. For example, instead of lounging around thinking of worrisome realities, when you exercise, you wind up focusing on getting the correct movement and it may temporarily chase away the worries. It also fights boredom by giving you something to look forward to on the daily schedule. This is especially true when you set a regular schedule for your workout. Instead of wandering around looking for things to do, you at least have something set for that given time, getting you off your butt and onto the exercise equipment.
Lastly, exercise releases endorphins or happy hormones, which are responsible for the good mood that people feel. Being in a happy mood means you will be less prone to feel bored, whether or not you are doing something, therefore making you less susceptible to sluggishness. After all, sometimes a main cause of wanting to spend hours in front of the TV is boredom or a sense of exhaustion that may not actually be physically caused. At least when you get a dose of the happy hormones, you will feel active and ready to take on the world no matter what the cost. The happy feeling actually even stays much longer than the actual exercise itself, so you can see how, even after you wrap up your workout session, you will find yourself longing to keep being active and productive.
Once you understand the role that exercise plays in stirring you up from sluggishness, you will find yourself wanting to get moving. You will find yourself excited to shake off that perennial exhaustion and finally feel alive and kicking once again. Finally, there is a solution that does not require any expensive investment! After all, working out can be done right in your own home or perhaps right outside your front door. Rest assured, you will definitely see results even on the first workout session you embark on, because exercise can do wonders even to the most amateur or workout enthusiasts! Try it and see how it helps you feel much more active and excited for life.

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