Learn To Exercise Correctly

Exercise plays a vital role in helping you live longer.  It will improve your body’s muscle mass as well as making you feel good about yourself. Exercise will help you lose weight but also will relax both your mind and body whenever you are stressed.

Even a short body workout will release endorphins, those happy hormones, in the body. Thi will improves yo well-being,  increased your concentration and raise your energy right through the day.

Whilst exercise is a wonderful thing, it can lead to injury when performed the wrong way. It is always best to learn the proper way of doing it.  Most people just get started and unknowingly put their bodies into the wrong posture or stance. This usually results in strains. Proper body position is an important habit which will help you stay fit.

Do it Right

The more knowledgeable you are about which exercises to perform and how to do them, the more you will benefit.  When exercising, your body compensates to maintain balance by increasing muscle strength.  Your body always tries to balance whatever changes it feels. Shifting from one position to another must be done properly if you want to stay mobile for a longer time. Keep in mind that some movements are not correct even if it feels good. It is important to keep track on how a specific exercise should be done. Don’t just go on how it feels.

Start gradually. It always takes time and patience to see results. It is good to learn slowly and surely, building your confidence. Your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and muscle strength will improve gradually. Plus there’s less chance of injury. Gradual movement and muscle strengthening routines will help you maximize and enjoy the benefits of exercise. You can start with simple forward reaches to loosen you hamstrings. Forward presses will improve muscle strenght in your chest and some triceps kickback will do the same for your triceps strength.

Don’t think you have to join a gym. All you need is your body and determination.

Better Sleep For More Energy

Sleep is defined as a state when the motor activity and senses are suspended; there is partial or total unconsciousness, and the voluntary muscles of the body are not active.

It is more reversible than coma or hibernation, yet responds less to any kind of stimulus than silent wakefulness. Sleep is very important, as it is the rest cycle of the body.

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Doctors say that this cycle is a heightened anabolic state—a certain period when the body produces new nervous and muscular tissue and bone.

To put it simply, this is a period when the body grows and being repaired.

The Basics

Sleep is triggered by a group of hormones in the body. These hormones react to cues within the body and in the environment. There is an approximate 80 percent of sleep time without dreams. This stage of dreamless sleep is referred to as NREM which stands for non-rapid eye movement. Dreams occur primarily during rapid eye movement or REM.

During non-rapid eye movement sleep or NREM, the breathing and heart rates are slow and the blood pressure goes down. Based on the Rechtschaffen and Kales standardization of the year 1968, NREM was divided into 4 stages. However, it has been reduced to 3 by The American Academy of Sleep Machine in 2007.

Stage 1 – This stage mostly occurs in the start of sleep wherein theta wave emerges while alpha waves vanish. Those who are aroused from this stage believe that they have been completely awake. It is also in this stage when the body experiences hypnic jerks.

Stage 2 – In this stage, dreaming is rare and no eye movement takes place. The sleeper may also be wakened easily.

Stage 3 – This is also referred to as slow-wave sleep of SWS, wherein deep sleep takes place. This is also the stage when dreaming occurs. However, the content of slow-wave sleep is likely to be less memorable, less vivid and disconnected than those in rapid eye movement sleep.

On the other hand, rapid eye movement sleep also known as REM, is a normal phase of sleep making up between20% and 25% of the whole sleep time. Apart from the swift movement of the eyes, this stage is also characterized by low muscle tone.

Human beings usually experience 4 to 5 REM sleep periods during a usual full session of sleep, and the last is longer than the first one. According to sleep experts, the brain neurons are as dynamic during rapid eye movement sleep as they are when the body is awake.

However, atonia, a relaxed state of the skeletal muscles, makes the body paralyzed during REM.