Vol XVII April 2010 | The Village Green Apothecary E-Newsletter
Exercise Made Easy
At the beginning of the year, you may have resolved to exercise every day, work off a few pounds, and feel healthier.
But reality has caught up with you, and your hectic schedule and a case of the winter doldrums made it difficult to stick with your plan.
Don't give up! Spring has sprung and now's the time to regroup and jumpstart your exercise plan. Here are some tips to help you get back on track.
1. Establish your goal.
Find an exercise buddy.
Variety is the spice of life.
5. Have fun!
Make your exercise fit your schedule.
Exercise delivers a wide array of health benefits including weight loss, lower risk of chronic diseases, reduced stress, improved insulin sensitivity, increased energy and vitality, elevated mood and mental performance, and improved sleep. And even non-vigorous exercise, like a brisk walk, can give health benefits similar to those gained in more vigorous (and strenuous) activities such as running.
Are You “Feeling the Burn” But Not the Results?
By Scott O'Dell
You do the reps and you feel the burn, yet your physique doesn't seem to be changing. What could be wrong?
Maybe you're a victim of a popular myth. Many diligent exercisers believe that high numbers of repetitions will give them lean muscles, while lifting high amounts of weight will make their muscles bulky. Not so!
In fact, the opposite is true. Even lightweight Olympic weightlifters can be much stronger than massive bodybuilders.
You see, Olympiads typically train with a low number of repetitions and heavier weights, to get as strong as possible while staying light, thus keeping themselves in their appropriate weight class. By contrast, bodybuilders stay with a high number of repetitions to break down muscle so that it builds back up bigger.
As the number of repetitions goes down and the weight increases, the central nervous system function gets involved. Neurons and fibers are learning to fire for maximum strength and power, rather than causing the breakdown and rebuilding of muscle tissue as the high repetition scheme does.
Here's the catch: if you only work one number of set repetitions, your body adapts to it and stops developing to perform better. So to get the results you want, you need to consider revamping your routine.
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