Working out

The Human Condition, taught by Professor Pam Cross. Working Out: I know for a fact that almost everyone has stepped Into a gym once In their lives. I have met countless people who have said that they have been there, done that, and got the t-shirt; but what every single one of them has in common is some kind of excuse as to why they have stopped going In the first place – myself Included.

Anyone can enter a gym feeling bad about themselves and how they look, however, that moment they finished their workout, they are already feeling better about themselves. From my research, I conclude that the gym provides any active member of society – or potential activist – a way of increasing their flexibility, mobility, strength, endurance, overall health. What Happens at the Gym? People Join the gym for numerous different reasons. They could be ]lolling for weight loss, muscle gain, muscle toning, or even flexibility by participating in sponsored yoga lasses that are offered at the establishment.

Frankly, what happens at the gym depends on the Individual’s goals. If It Is weight loss, they would burn calories by doing extensive amounts of cardiac and light weight repetition. In “Energy Expenditure of Walking and Running,” published last December in Medicine ; Science In Sports ; Exercise, a group of Syracuse university researchers measured how many calories 12 men and 12 women burned while traveling 1,600 meters (running or walking) on a treadmill. Result: It was averaged that men burned 24 calories while running, compared to 88 while walking; meanwhile, women burned 105 and 74 (Barefoot, A. 005). If a person’s goal was muscle gain, they would typically utilize the weights provided at low repetition. In a 2012 study by Dry. Phillips and colleagues, a handful of college-aged men were randomly assigned a workout where they lifted either 30 percent of the maximum weight possible for them until their muscles were exhausted; or 80 percent of their maximum their arms or legs were exhausted. Afterward, both groups shown significant and similar muscle growth urine the evaluation. “But lifting the lighter weights,” Dry.

Phillips said, “also builds muscular endurance, far more so than grunting through fewer repetitions with heavy weights, and results In less risk of muscular Injury. ” (Reynolds, G. 2013). These workouts require dedication and discipline to remain loyal to, which is one of the reasons a lot of people lose sight of their goals. Excuses There are six (among many) excuses as to why people decide to stop Improving their bodies at the gym. These include: Time, energy, family, attention, laziness, and announce.

Regardless AT ten excuse, tenure’s always a solution . Based on ten article “Top six exercise excuses and how to beat them,” all of these excuses can be avoided if someone values going to the gym. For example, time: There is enough time during the day to get workouts accomplished during a favorite TV show. While watching, the viewer could walk in place, plank, or even do sit-ups until failure. This not only allows the dedicated viewer to watch their shows, it also gives them the ability to significantly better themselves. (Springer, K.

N. D. ) Self-Esteem For many people, going to the gym is a must have in their day to day lives. For others, though, they buy a membership, yet hardly ever go. Interestingly enough, these people do not like the way they are, or feel bad about themselves, so they get a gym membership with the best of intentions of looking better by lifting weights or losing weight. Sculpting a better body dramatically increases a person’s self-esteem, especially once they start seeing results. Based on the article “Exercise and Depression,” (N. D. Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular hysterical activity. When someone exercises, their body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in their brain that reduces their perception of pain. This is not only a great way to increase their self-esteem, but also a positive physical health benefit. Physical Health Benefits Working out has had countless positive effects on the human body, such as boosting the immune system, putting potentially dangerous diseases at bay, and improving sleep.

According to the article “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” (2008), Ewing a regularly active person can help the body prevent certain cancers, heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, and weight gain. If this is the case, then being lazy does the complete opposite. Therefore, If someone doesn’t currently go outside and exercise, or is not very active during the day, the littlest amount of increased physical activity will benefit them tremendously – even if they do not see the results. References Barefoot, A. (2005).