Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health but you can exercise to feel good mentally.
When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and the rest of your body in preparation of the upcoming danger, it releases a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) along with endorphins.
Many people get exercise wrong the older they get. Why? Because they often stop altogether. A lot of people stop exercise after 50. This is one of the worst things you can do to your body, especially at a time when exercise is needed more than ever.
The aging process hastens breakdown of muscle and connective tissue, and will leave you immobile if you sit there and do nothing about it.
Already over 50? No problem, you can still take matters into hand now and prevent an unfortunate outcome. Read on to discover how to exercise after 50 years old and what you should be incorporating into your fitness plan.
5 Simple Reasons Why You Might Be Too Tired To Exercise
What are the two most commonly used excuses for skipping a workout or not exercising at all? “I don’t have time” and “I’m too tired to exercise”.
In reality, everyone has the time, it’s just a matter of making exercising a priority in your daily life. Three 10-minutes sessions are just as good (if not better) than one 30-minute one.
However, when it comes to not having enough energy to exercise, that can be a legitimate and real excuse. Here are 5 simple reasons why you might be too tired to exercise and how you can overcome them.
It’s a common misbelief that you should feel tired after a workout. And in some cases, it’s true. However, when done properly, exercising can actually leave you with more energy than when you started.
Our bodies are very efficient machines. They only do as much work as necessary. If our energy demand is low, so will the production of energy to meet that demand. At the heart of energy production are little “energy factories” called mitochondria within each cell. Basically their job is to take food and turn it into energy to fuel our body. The more energy we use, the harder mitochondria work to meet the energy demand – up to a point.
So if you’re feeling completely spent after a workout, it could be from any of these reasons.
This is an extremely common question because many people dread working out and want to lose weight without exercise. The idea of panting and gasping as they run, jog, cycle, swim or play sport is a very unpleasant thought for many folks who are used to leading a sedentary lifestyle.
Resistance training is more torture because of the muscular aches and pains that will follow the next day. Because exercise involves expending effort, many people don’t like it.
To answer the question as to whether you can lose weight without exercise, the answer is yes. You can definitely become skin and bone if you starve yourself long enough. However, there are several negative repercussions from losing weight through a restrictive diet alone.