Side Effects Of Athletics

I know that in most posts┬áthat have been published already, I always talk in a good way about sports, staying fit and being in shape. I talk about the importance of exercising, and how that has a powerful effect to simple things like your muscles, or more complex like your cardiovascular system and mood/mentality. What I haven’t said yet, and I think it’s kind of important (especially for the younger crowd looking to work out like Rocky Balboa does) are the side effects and physical problems that follow a workout program.

When you think of the human body or human mechanics (aka bio mechanics) you really need to look at it as a vehicle: its fuel is food, its maintenance is sleep and its life is movement. However the more you take your car out on the road, the more it gets worn out and loses the quality: its metals will lose the color, the engine will have flaws, and the wheel structures may brake at some point. Well…as strange as this may sound, humans too get into such situations. An engine failure would be more like a heart attack (and that is not an immediate affect of exercising) however your joints and your bone/muscle condition, could pretty much be symbolized with a flat tire, or a tire losing air. The truth is, when you work out and especially if you work out in a harsh way (even running can be considered a harsh workout) you are putting a lot of pressure on your body organs, and especially your joints. These absolutely need movement in order to stay healthy, but at the same time, you can create small damages that over the years, lead to much greater problems. A simple ankle sprain, is a good example.

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Staying Fit Because Of Job

For today’s article, I have quite an interesting subject and topic of discussion. I will talk a little bit about the way humans (the human body) has been created to live, and kind of the lifestyle we follow today (you kind of get the direction of this article, right?)

Many many years ago, when God created us, even if you think about the jobs that existed back then, it was all focused on manual work. Nothing computerized, no indoor work situations and desks. It would basically be a lot of work under the harsh weather or the sun. But as centuries went by, more and more people were trying to improve their life conditions and their overall situation (and quality of life) leading up to what we know today as the office job.

That is probably how the gymnasium boom took place: people understood that they are nowadays inside offices, sitting on a chair or couch for very long hours and not getting enough movement. Remember our motto? Keep moving!

So what basically happened, was we stopped moving and with that we got the extra calories, the extra join problems and overall health issues. Our bodies were not designed in such a way, and even if you look at it from a bio-mechanical stand point, it is modified and structured in a way for manual work. Basically in a similar way that animals have been structured. It’s created to hunt and all that good stuff.

I was reading the other day about a worker of a commercial demolition┬ácompany out in Georgia saying how his job allows him to not go to the gym. Even when you think about construction, it still is much different than thousands of years ago. Because back then, all the boulder had to be lifted manually by human manpower. Today you pretty much got cranes, bulldozers and all that fun stuff. So it still isn’t as tough as it was years ago. But according to that worker’s interview, they still very much lift heavy weights and even operating these pieces of heavy equipment, takes a lot of manual work. Even considering the walks on the deconstruction site, that by its own can be a very good daily workout.

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