Exercise–Experience A Healthier Life with Physical Activity

Few will dispute the powerful benefits that Exercise and physical activities provide.

Many people though never try because they are already so frustrated. Maybe more people would feel compelled to try if they understood the true potential benefits of exercise. Seriously, sometimes that is all it comes down to because it is easy to find an excuse to avoid Exercise. For most people it will boil down to one choice that is either yes or no.

Perhaps these three benefits will motivate you to get more Exercise and physical activity.

Our appearance matters to us, and we all know it. The skin care and anti-aging industries make billions every year attesting to the importance we place on our skin. The reality is that there are other healthy benefits we can improve the quality of our skin with regular fitness exercise.

The largest organ we have is our skin, and if you do regular Exercise your skin will become healthier. To do this you must increase the blood flow through Exercise.

Live in Fitness Exercise

Live in Fitness Exercise by Debra Stefan

Many people find that working out relieves many of the symptoms of depression, though professional help is needed in extreme cases. People often report feeling more emotionally balanced and happy after they begin an Exercise program. This can occur for a variety of reasons. As you become more active, your body responds in quite a few ways. The chemical processes in your brain are altered by this activity. The net effect is a greater feeling of well-being and calmness. Additionally, you tend to feel better about yourself when you know you’re working on self improvement.

The most powerful one-two punch you can deliver is consistent fitness or activity plus healthy a diet of healthy nutrition. You can get significant increases in your strength, stamina and other factors by such an approach. In some ways, your body is like a race car that needs the best quality fuel and additives.

You can tune your body with a combination of the right Exercise, nutrition and rest, and it will then have higher levels of energy.

The above advantages of physical activity and exercise are really just the tip of the iceberg. The benefits you gain from this can be considered holistic, as they extend to all areas of your health. Nor are the benefits confined to the physical, as it positively impacts your whole life. This can even change how other people feel about you, as your enhanced emotional states from Exercise can be contagious and make others like you better.

What Exercise Does A Morbidly Obese 430Lb Man Do If He Can Barely Walk or Stand?

430 Lb Man At Las Vegas Live-in Fitness Weight Loss Camp

430 Lb Man At Las Vegas Live-in Fitness Weight Loss Camp

As a former athlete and collegiate wrestler, Corey Dillaha never dreamed that a weight loss camp would be part of his future.

Article first published as How Does a 430 Lb Man Start an Exercise Program When he Can Barely Walk or Stand? on Technorati.

Corey gradually slipped into a sedentary lifestyle for 20 years due to his dedication in driving for the family trucking business. To compound the situation, a year and a half ago a serious motorcycle accident resulted in 6 weeks of hospitalization. The debilitating pain and muscle atrophy caused Corey to slip even further down the spiral of inactivity and weight gain. Long after healing, with a body weight that teetered 450 lbs, he found that he was unable to regain his former abilities.  

The good news is that even for a 430-pound man, exercise is the medicine for fitness and weight loss camp offers a fresh start.

The answer to how training should begin for a person of any age or condition is to assess and then progress. Corey’s first week of progress should encourage just about anyone who faces the challenge of regaining health and fitness.  Almost immediately upon beginning his live-in weight loss program, Corey is seeing dormant muscle and motor movement reactivating. Daily personal bests are occurring with each workout. Each day’s workout progress is astounding. The human body craves and thrives on movement. With a tentative approach, my goal as his personal trainer is to discover his capabilities beginning with the least challenging exercises and progressing until he reaches a level of reasonable effort. A positive sense of accomplishment builds for the next successful achievement. Each approach is a revelation for Corey to learn that he can actually activate dormant muscle and realize capabilities he hadn’t used in years.  

 The UBE upper body ergometer was his first exercise session and  this arm bike workout is a mainstay at our weight loss camp.

Seated in his special chair (rated for 500 lbs) he works a bilateral hand crank with adjustable resistance varying his RPMs. This method of cardiovascular conditioning is said to be 50% more beneficial than treadmill exercise. The best thing about it is that it allows him to work in a non-weight bearing position and still increase his heart rate for conditioning. The catalyst for increased benefit is the addition of oxygen. Corey hand bikes while breathing concentrated oxygen. Clinical recommendation is 20 minutes for energizing and recovery. First thing upon arising and after each workout, he exercises while on oxygen.  

Basic Kettlebell technique was learned with two-handed swinging practiced first with ten pounds, then progressing to 18 and 26-pound kettle bells. Short bouts of all exercise drills followed by sitting on the exercise ball allowed Corey to recover from the leg fatigue under his 429 lbs. He seems to do better during locomotion drills rather than static standing. This could be that he is preoccupied with the motor coordination or it could be that weight shifting is just enough change of leg pressure to allow him to continue longer. Both concepts are positive factors in getting him to increase activity duration.  

With that same concept, I have Corey doing walking drills while whirling a jump rope with a figure eight pattern in opposition to each step. He does it well and claims that the additional upper body can be felt in his core as well as adding cardio effort.  

The best body activator has proven to be the balance work. Right after the arm bike workout in his support chair, I then progressed him to a seated position on an exercise ball. The ball being used for Corey is a 75” Duraball Pro that is 2,000 pound rated and burst proof. From a simple progression of sitting to weight shifting, he was able to roll himself out on his back and then roll up to a seated posture while activating his core muscles. This ball is now his seat of choice. His very first weight workout was done while lying on the ball. He did dumbbell chest presses, flyes, and pullovers. It went exceedingly well and my assistant trainer agreed that he had never seen a client adapt so readily to these challenges. Porting around the additional weight has given him certain strengths. It was a very encouraging first day of training.  

The Bosu Balance Trainer was our next adventure. This has proven to be the fast track to strengthen the feet and lower extremities along with increasing balance. With the Bosu in the middle of a doorway, Corey was able to begin his progress by holding onto both sides of the doorway. He practiced step-ups and then achieved 30-second static stances until his feet and legs burned and he had to stop to sit for recovery. With each of the last seven days this week, Corey’s performance ability during his first week at weight loss camp has increased ten-fold.