Physical Stamina – The Key to a Long Life
Physical stamina is vital to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. There is a saying, “you are what you eat,” and while this is very true, taking the right type of exercise, as well as paying attention to your diet
, will ensure that you remain physically and mentally active and keep your physical stamina at its maximum.
Obesity and the Effect on Physical Stamina
Obesity is one of the biggest killers in the United States today and the effect on the body is critical as it causes many harmful side effects. According to America’s Health Rankings, obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S as it contributes significantly to many different chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and certain types of cancers as well as giving overall poor health. Two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered overweight or morbidly obese. The problem for these people is a total lack of physical stamina caused by their condition and the bigger they get the harder it becomes to get motivated to exercise. But it is possible for them to take control over their lives with a regime of diet and exercise and they will soon begin to feel better and have more energy, which in turn will lead to an increase in stamina.
The Benefits of Increased Physical Stamina
Whenever you take exercise, your body produces endorphins, ( the endomorphin hormone). You may well have heard the term getting an “endorphin rush”
and this is what happens when you take exercise that will increase your physical stamina. After a good workout at the gym, you will come away feeling full of energy – this is the endorphins working their magic. Increased physical stamina will enable you to make the most of your day, as tiredness and exhaustion will no longer be a problem. Whether at work or play, mentally and physically you will feel better in yourself and able to cope with anything life can throw at you.
Potential Problems Caused by a Lack of Physical Stamina
Tiredness and lack of energy are the biggest problems as either can affect everything you do in your daily life. Even a mild form of exercise will help
you to feel more able to cope. A lack of stamina can affect the way you look and act, because if you have no energy and are constantly tired, then everything becomes an effort. This can also include your home life, whether it be coping with the children and domestic chores, to your relationship with your partner. An active sex life in itself is great exercise
, but if it has become an effort or a problem for either partner, then something is very wrong. According to Licensed Prescription.com
, a good diet and regular exercise can give both you and your partner more energy and enhanced stamina.
The Best Types of Exercise to Increase Physical Stamina
Exercise can take many forms from an energetic walk to playing sports, whether it be basketball or football for the boys or horseback riding and swimming for the girls. The important factor is to increase heart-rate and respiration, pushing your body just that one step further each time. If you do not get breathless and do not feel your heart pounding then physical stamina will elude you as the whole point is to increase your capabilities to improve your health. This combined with a healthy diet will ensure that you are able to remain active.
You should exercise at least once a day. Start with an easy routine, perhaps walking, cycling or jogging and build it up gradually. It is important that once you feel tired you push yourself that little bit more – maybe another five minutes – but don’t get totally exhausted. After a couple of weeks start to add a more strenuous activity to your routine such as working out the muscle groups. Another good exercise is rope jumping as this is fun and effective. Now you are ready to make things a little harder by strapping on weights to your wrists and ankles. This will require you to use more energy when walking or jogging. Start to lift some weights and combine this with your aerobic workouts and never say “I don’t have time today,” even if you can only manage 30-minutes. Split it into three 10-minute sessions if necessary, as the overall benefits to your heart, lungs and other organs will be incredible and your general feeling of well-being will make it all worthwhile .
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Contributors: Kim Farmer and Lisa Camp of Mile High Fitness. Mile High Fitness offers in-home personal training and corporate fitness solutions. Visit www.milehighfitness.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org