Sport is exhausting, boring, annoying, wastes precious time, turns your head into a bright red tomato and transforms civilized people into sweating, smelly monsters. Not all wrong. And yet the advantages of the sport outweigh its disadvantages.
Not everyone comes up with the idea of doing sports on their own. Some doctors recommend it for health reasons. Some people do sports to lose weight. If this purpose is not achieved immediately, the disadvantages quickly come to the fore and motivation sinks to zero. It doesn’t have to be. A realistic view, a weighing of the advantages and disadvantages, the possibilities that sport offers, helps to maintain motivation and then still achieve the intended purpose of improving health, reducing weight. If you do not do sport for the sake of sport, but rather to achieve another purpose, you should always realize that sport works, but not immediately. So it’s always about persevering, and keeping the motivation to exercise for a long time.
SPORT FOR HEALTH
Basically, every sport promotes health, so it is not so important how you start. It doesn’t have to be rugby or diving, a brisk walk is enough to get started. You can then think about which sport it should be. It can also stay while going for a walk. Because if you walk regularly, you get all the advantages of sport, to a moderate, sufficient extent, while largely dispensing with the disadvantages.
Regular exercise almost always prevents civilization diseases, in many cases it can alleviate civilization diseases and sometimes even cure them. This is not really surprising, as humans are evolved to adapt to constant movement, not to constant sitting. The most reliable way to get this regular exercise is to arrange it in such a way that the exercise, the sport itself, is comfortable. It’s a question of the right dosage, the right type of sport, the right place, the right outfit, the right company and perhaps a few other factors, depending on your individual attitude. It’s worth taking some thought not to just run. You can change your mind again, try something different again,
WHAT CHANGES THROUGH SPORT
Exercise and exercise lead to a long list of changes in the body, all of which are positive when taken in moderate amounts. Only those who overdo it will also feel the disadvantages.
Regular endurance sport improves the performance of the cardiovascular system, the oxygen supply, blood pressure, blood lipid levels and the immune system. Blood sugar levels can normalize and type 2 diabetes can be positively influenced. The blood flow to the entire body is improved, which affects the risk of thrombosis and heart attack as well as the ability to concentrate and the appearance of the skin. The entire musculoskeletal system, bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints are strengthened, and the risk of developing osteoarthritis or the like is reduced. Mobility and physical resilience are retained into old age. Regular strength training improves muscle performance, strength and strength endurance. The entire musculoskeletal system is strengthened. You can lift higher weights than you are untrained, you can lift weights more often, and that without causing damage to the musculoskeletal system. This has advantages in everyday life. In addition, strength training improves the coordination of the muscles so that, for example, you fall less often, can catch yourself better and then also have a lower risk of injury if you do fall. Regular weight training can largely help avoid the frailty of old age, right up to a very old age.
In addition to all these advantages, which only become noticeable after a long period of regular training, there are also positive changes that occur immediately. If you train moderately and appropriately for your own fitness, you will feel better after training. This feeling of well-being lasts for a long time and the good mood rises. This can go as far as avoiding illnesses such as depression or burnout. Exercise can alleviate the negative effects of stress and improve self-esteem. Through sport you get to know your own limits, which enables a realistic self-assessment, also in completely different areas. You can learn to trust yourself again.
Regular exercise reduces muscle tension, and with it headaches and other secondary diseases. Exercise improves digestion and improves sleep depth. Through appropriate exercise, you can clear your head and feel relaxed and in a good mood. This helps to view the worries and stresses of everyday life more realistically and to solve problems.
EXERCISE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Sport and exercise can prevent obesity from developing or at least ensure that weight gain is only moderate. Just as every sport is good for your health, every sport is also beneficial if you want to lose weight. Instead of worrying about the right sport for hours, you should start first, preferably small. You can always improve. Because contrary to what most people think, weight loss exercise is only marginally about calorie consumption, much more important is increasing fitness and improving well-being.
It is the same changes in the body that serve health that ultimately make you slim, or at least help prevent weight gain. What is healthy also makes you slim. For losing weight, the regularity, not the intensity of physical activity, counts.
EXERCISE REGULATES APPETITE
Exercise regulates the appetite and improves the good mood. This avoids frustration eating and leads to a preference for healthier foods. As a result, fewer calories are ultimately consumed, at least in relation to the now increased energy consumption. It is worthwhile to actively use this aspect to consciously eat healthier. It’s much easier with exercise than without it.
MUSCLES USE UP ENERGY
Athletes have a greater muscle mass, which is not only healthy, but also leads to a constantly increasing energy expenditure. The larger muscle mass also leads to better posture and body control, making you appear leaner. Also, a higher weight is better distributed on the body due to a larger muscle mass, apart from the fact that muscles are slightly heavier than fat. So if you are sporty, you can weigh a little more without being fat. It’s even healthier then.
Even if it seems trivial, appropriate exercise improves fitness, i.e. performance. This means that you can do more, and thus also consume more energy.
SPORT IS MORE THAN JUST A MEANS TO AN END
So if you want to lose weight with exercise, you are making a good choice. Because it is always the athlete who consumes the calories external link, never the sport. So if you are not (yet) fit, you will consume less calories in every sport. One should realize that it doesn’t matter. On the one hand, this is a fact, just like your own body weight, on the other hand, moderate, appropriate training will change this fact very quickly. Incidentally, those who train appropriately can too avoid the initial buildup from exercise that frustrates so many so much.
So exercise is a good way to achieve the goal of losing weight. But one should not only see the means to an end, but try to derive as much positive as possible from the sport itself. You can do this by choosing the right type of sport, not according to calorie consumption, but according to personal preferences and possibilities. This can be achieved through moderate, appropriate training that avoids overload, promotes well-being and quickly leads to a motivating improvement in performance. This is achieved by consciously experiencing the good mood that sport and exercise bring about.