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Effects of Exercise on the Body

by Valencia Gomez, Fitness Expert and Visitor
(Mexico City)

Effect on Exercise on the Body

Effect on Exercise on the Body

According to fitness experts, engaging in regular exercise regimen tends to have a favorable effect in the natural immune system of an individual. Accordingly, positive effects of exercise on the body pertain to the psychological, physiological and immunological capabilities.

This is one of the reasons why health care providers and doctors today often recommend that the best way we can address our weight loss problem is to change our lifestyle. This includes keeping ourselves fit through regular exercise routines aside from eating well balanced diets and abstinence from cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking. Allowing exercise to improve our immune system promotes sustainability in our own natural self healing functions.

What are the Positive Effects of Exercise on the Body

A person who exercises regularly uses up most of his calorie intakes. Hence, the body's internal organs particularly the heart can keep up with the process of circulating and supplying blood needed for the body's regular functions. There are no excess calories or fats to hamper its activities. Once a person, is able to keep his body functioning regularly, wastes and other excessive intakes are easily carried through the blood stream, and delivered to the kidneys for excretion.

A properly functioning kidney can prevent any hormonal imbalance from taking place, allowing all cells to receive and absorb blood and food nutrients without any impediments. Exercise can help in maintainimg normal blood sugar levels, since the calories are all well spent and burned during physical exertion. If the blood stream does not contain too much sugar, the pancreas produces only sufficient insulin needed by the cell for all absorption processes.

If a person and his cells have enough blood supply, the immune system of the body is enabled to produce the antibodies that can combat all the germs and bacteria that enter our bodies. While exercising, these antibodies are said to move freely within us and destroy any foreign matters they come in contact with. Thus, the more antibodies that our body produces, the less susceptible we become to infectious diseases.

What are the Psychological Effects of Exercise on the Body

According to fitness experts, exercise to be truly effective should be a physical activity that a person enjoys doing. It may be a simple act of walking or running but has to be something that a person considers as worthwhile, in order to sustain his commitment to the regular routine.

If a person devotes most of his free time in something he finds pleasure in, his psychological outlook often veers on the positive side. Hence, he tends to have a brighter disposition and a healthier appetite. He will see to it that his body is supplied with enough calories and nutrients that will see him through for the activities lined up for the day.

During his nocturnal rest, his body will be given the chance to repair and reproduce body cells which will render him feeling renewed upon waking up. A person who is well rested does not react negatively to stress or will react less strongly against stress. Maintaining self control in moments of stress, prevents the production of cortisol and adrenaline, which are known as the stress hormones.

However, engaging in rigid or strenuous exercise is not highly recommended. It was noted in researches that athletes who undergo rigid training exercises experience not only physical stress but also psychological stress. The amount of cortisol and adrenaline that runs through their body can sometime cause their arterial and blood vessels to constrict, which may result to the heightening of their blood pressure.

As blood pressure increases, certain bodily functions will encounter impediments. This can set off a chain of reactions which trigger hormonal imbalances. In fact, cortisol and adrenaline has been established to adversely affect the production of antibodies, thus, rendering an athlete susceptible to ordinary infectious diseases such as colds and flu.

Henceforth, it is often advised that a person should first seek consultation with his doctor, whether the exercise he will engage in is suitable for his health condition. The effects of exercise on our body can also be negative, if it is not carried out properly.

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