Un­der­stand­ing why we should ex­er­cise

Sun.Star Baguio - - PRIME SPORTS - BOBBY VINLUAN

PHYS­I­CAL FIT­NESS is not a com­mod­ity that can be stored. It must be re­newed and a con­tin­u­ous ex­er­cise reg­i­men will help you main­tain your body at an ef­fi­cient level. Re­veal­ing as­pects of phys­i­cal fit­ness can merely be a hint, but they can help you make an im­por­tant de­ci­sion to main­tain your body at an ef­fi­cient level and keep you feel­ing good, alert, and en­er­getic.

Hav­ing a waist greater in size around than the chest in ex­pan­sion for ex­am­ple may mean that a per­son is likely to be over­weight and that the pres­ence of ex­cess fat in other parts of the body

is not im­pos­si­ble. Body con­for­ma­tion like this is vis­i­ble and can be tested and one of the test meth­ods you can use in as­cer­tain­ing the pres­ence of fat in the body which can help in de­ter­min­ing your ideal or well-con­di­tioned weight.

One im­por­tant role of ex­er­cise is the devel­op­ment and im­prove­ment of the neu­ro­mus­cu­lar con­trol or body bal­ance, that in­volves the work­ing to­gether of the nerves and mus­cles for a per­son to do ac­tions like in danc­ing, in most ball games, and the rou­tine skills of ev­ery­day life. Poor per­for­mance in bal­ance ac­tiv­i­ties can be im­proved through reg­u­lar prac­tice and ex­er­cise.

An­other im­por­tant as­pect in ex­er­cise is “agility” which refers to the in­di­vid­ual mo­tor fit­ness which en­ables the body to re­act quickly. It takes con­trolled and nim­ble move­ments to have good per­for­mance, like a gym­nast who can spring quickly in he’s/her feet dur­ing com­pe­ti­tions or train­ing. Agility is im­por­tant for a per­son so he can do more with­out the risk of in­jury, and can con­trol his/her body quickly and ef­fec­tively dur­ing emer­gen­cies. No one can even drive a car, nor play ath­letic games and sports with­out this phys­i­cal qual­ity.

Hav­ing agility will be com­pro­mise by mus­cu­lar power for sub­stan­tial amount of force with a sud­den mo­tion which is a key el­e­ment in many or all com­pet­i­tive sports. Like­wise, En­durance is as im­por­tant be­cause of con­tin­ued ex­er­tion, it is here where the cir­cu­la­tory sys­tem does its work of speed­ing up their func­tion of sup­ply­ing oxy­gen to the body.

Re­lated to agility is flex­i­bil­ity, that give the abil­ity for every in­di­vid­ual to move their joints that en­ables the body to eas­ily han­dle a broad range of move­ments not lim­ited by pain or “creak­i­ness” in the joints. Ex­er­cises that in­volve bend­ing, twist­ing or point­ing toes, and other such ma­nip­u­la­tions are aimed at im­prov­ing flex­i­bil­ity.

De-em­pha­sized in the present em­pha­sis of phys­i­cal fit­ness is strength, which once ad­vo­cated the devel­op­ment of rip­pling, bulging mus­cles. It is im­por­tant how­ever, that cer­tain mus­cles of the arms, legs, and es­pe­cially the trunk to be strong enough to ex­ert con­sid­er­able force. Strength fig­ures im­por­tantly in our ev­ery­day tasks, thus spe­cific ex­er­cises for all ma­jor body mus­cle groups such as the chest and back, arms and legs, but­tocks, ab­dom­i­nals and thighs, that should be in­cluded to com­plete a fit­ness pro­gram.

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