Health and Fitness Parameters

Let’s assume that there was a workout school out there that you could attend; you’d be taught five main subjects:

  • Cardio respiratory fitness,
  • Muscular endurance,
  • Muscular strength,
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition.

You cannot do any justice to the time spent working out or the calories burnt if they do not lead to any kind of progress or learning on these five core areas of fitness.

Cardio respiratory fitness:

Ability of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen and nutrients to working cells or muscles which are demanding them — let’s say you’re climbing stairs, then your leg muscles will demand more blood supply, oxygen and nutrient delivery and will need to remove or recycle waste products (like lactic acid).

Muscular strength:

The greatest amount of force (maximal effort) that a muscle or a group of muscles, can exert at one time. This is called muscular strength.

Muscular endurance:

The ability of a muscle or group of muscles to perform repeated activity over a period of time. For example, if you are moving furniture or if you are making laddoos, then you would be using your muscular endurance.

Flexibility:

Ability of joints to move through their full range of motion (ROM). For example, a bowler would move his shoulder through a full range of motion before coming in to bowl.

Body composition:

This refers to the fat mass that you carry as compared to the total body mass you have. For women this should be 25% or under and men 20% or under. For example, when someone says they want to look toned and not flabby, they actually mean that they would like to reduce the fat mass and increase the lean mass (bone and muscle), basically improve body composition.

Now the moral of the story is, when you make improvements on the first four parameters of fitness, it results in improvement (lowering fat mass) of the fifth parameter, that of body composition. Learning these ‘subjects’ or making improvements on these fitness parameters leads to an improvement in overall health, sense of wellbeing, sharpens your kinaesthetic (bodily) intelligence and yeah, improves your appearance and looks too. It also leads to perfect harmony in our hormones, leads to stable moods and puts the mind into the ‘feel-good’ mode, unlike the high-strung or run-down state of mind that most weight-loss plans lead to. Every time I am invited as a speaker at medical conferences or colleges, I strongly urge the medicos to use the term ‘improve your body composition’ or ‘make improvements in strength and stamina’ while advising their patients versus the often used ‘just lose some weight’ as a remedy to lifestyle diseases or aches and pains.

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Update Your New Body weight loss Version in Body19.4 in summer

Hello Friends, The topic Body19.4 is very interesting to understand. It means the new version for your body in the summer starting from month of april. We can call it weight loss version of your body.

In summer, it is very easy to burn your extra fat by doing some following exercises because sweat comes more in hot weather.

  • Warming up
  • Running /walking
  • Push ups
  • Stretching
  • Yoga
  • Warming up

Before starting running, we need to warm up our body in summer also. There is a less requirement to warm up in hot days. But we must warm up by doing easy exercises like breathing exercise, stretching etc. Stop it when your body is ready to run.

  • Running

Running is the most crucial exercise to burn your body fat. It helps to upgrade your body version. If you warmed up your body properly, you can run easily. If not, you have to run with walking. The main purpose is to sweat out your body. If you can’t run for long then stop and start walking for 2 min. Again run, repeat this as you can.

  • Push ups

After running, you need to breath for 10 min to relax. Now you start doing push ups. You should do push ups in 3 -sets. You will do 15 push ups in each set. It will tone your muscles and give strength also. This push ups exercise will help you to update your weight loss version of your body.

  • Stretching Exercise

After sweating out of your body, you must stretch you body. It helps to prevent injuries and gives flexibility to your body. It increases your limits and gives you more energy.

  • Yoga

After doing intense exercise, you must do yoga exercise for relaxing. Do the breathing exercises in yoga. It will help to restore your energy and make you more positive.

By repeating these exercises for each day, you give a new look to your body. It can say that your body will upgrade into a new version.

Get ready to update your body version in summer.

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