Change diet and exercise at the same time, not separately

Diet and exercise should be changed at the same time because the body takes time to adjust to new factors in a routine. 

“The findings after one year: Those who made changes in their diet and exercise habits at the same time did the best at meeting all three goals — eating enough fruits and vegetables, limiting saturated fat and exercising enough to meet the government’s guidelines,” (Double up). 

When a person regularly exercises and eats sensibly, results will likely be more potent because the body is consuming healthy foods and burning off the calories that come with those. 

The problem with changing diet and exercise separately is that the body needs a longer period of time to adjust to two separate changes and slows down results. 

Changing exercise first results in the body burning off fat and calories, but having more fat and calories to burn off from not eating healthy. Results will be slow because the body will have a harder time getting rid of the excess calories that come from not eating sensibly. 

Changing diet first results in the body feeling better about eating healthier with more fruits and vegetables, but with slower results because there is no routine exercise to help burn off the calories from eating healthy. 

Changing diet and exercise at the same time allows for the body to get used to one lifestyle change instead of two. Once the body has made the change in routine, it is used to the healthy change and can begin becoming healthier from changes in diet and exercise at the same time. 

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Overexercising leads to disappointment

Overexercise, suicide (ACS) and suicide attempts may be connected, according to researchers.

Four studies were done, three of the studies tested on college students, and all three found that overexercise and ACS were strongly connected.

People that overexercise can be insecure about how they look or something else about themselves that they attempt to conquer by exercising.

Overexercising is not a good solution because when overexercising, the body is worked too hard. When a person exercises for too long or for too many days in a row, the body and muscles do not have a chance to rest.

When the body and muscles do not rest, they do not develop and can cause pain from fatigue.

“‘These results suggest that over-exercise can be hazardous,’ the investigators, led by April R. Smith, PhD, from the Department of Psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, write.”

People that turn to exercise to battle feeling insecure and overexercise are setting themselves up for disappointment.

People who are insecure exercise to feel good, but do not get that satisfaction when they overexercise because the body is in a lot of pain and there aren’t noticeable results because the body has not had a chance to rejuvenate enough from previous workouts.

Are there any good benefits to overexercising? A person can use a lot of energy to overexercise, but at the same time overexercising takes away a lot of energy that could be used elsewhere.

Overexercising has been proven to be risky, both on the body and on mental well-being. Pain and disappointment are the known factors to come with overexercising.

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Stopping by the pool for 10 minutes might be worth your while

For college students, there are several options for finding a workout on campus. There is a gym, many group exercise classes and a pool.

Swimming is a workout that can be done as a shorter workout when crunched for time because the whole body is worked out at the same time.

In a gym, there are different machines for weights and cardio. Exercising the whole body in the gym would take about 30 minutes to an hour or longer because of the different machines that need to be used.

Swimming is effective even for 10 to 20 minutes because there is no rotation of the machines.

When I swam for 20 minutes I felt winded. I felt like I ran for 30 minutes without the pain in my legs and ribs.

Swimming also has the benefits of being therapeutic and being a stress reliever, according to Bucknell University.

The pool is not the most utilized form of workout on all college campuses because of the way the gym and group exercise classes are marketed.

At Eastern Washington University, every student pays $65 for the gym whether they use it or not. That alone will get more students to use the gym more than the pool.

The pool at EWU is also located at the back of the athletic building, which is not as close to the center of campus as the gym is.

The pool is also used by athletic organizations on campus, so it only has certain times allotted for the general public and other students on campus to freely use the pool.

Even though the pool is in a strange location and is not as freely open as the gym, it has the benefit of having a short effective workout because swimming works out the whole body and does not require changing stations or contemplation on what machine to use in the gym.

High Resting Heart Rate is Dangerous

Is working out a lot the answer for every question related to health? Maybe not resting heart rates.

A high resting heart rate means an earlier death, according to the Copenhagen Male Study. 

 “According to researchers, while a higher resting heart rate was “unsurprisingly” associated with lower levels of physical fitness, higher blood pressure and weight and higher levels of circulating blood fats, scientists also found that the higher the resting heart rate of the person, the greater the chance of death – regardless of physical fitness level,” (CBS). 

Health terms that have the word high in them mean something bad, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Why would a high resting heart rate be good? 

The doctors that examined the participants for the Copenhagen Male Study reported more unhealthy symptoms like high blood pressure with higher resting heart rates. 

The Copenhagen Study said that every 10 to 22 additional heart beats per minute in resting heart rate raised the likelihood of death by 16 percent. Smoking made those odds higher. 

Resting heart rates are not priorities for many people. For me if I did not know what a resting heart rate was, I would brush it off as something not important because it has the word resting.

Resting hearts are important because it is the speed that the heart beats while at rest. If the pulse is higher, the heart is working harder when it does not need to and can cause heart problems because of how hard the heart has to work.




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