Prevention of obesity

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 Regular physical exercise is the first step towards bettering your health from every point of view.

 Be it male or female, tall or short, fat or slender, competitive or not, your whole organism will function better if you exercise physically regularly.

 It will help you to lose weight and to keep the weight that you have already lost down. It lessens stress increases your physical strength and will do wonders for your self-esteem. Besides, it decreases the risk of cardiovascular conditions.

 Another beneficial effect of regular physical exercise is that it increases the HDL (high density lipoproteins) or "good" cholesterol which has a protective effect on the arteries.

 Physical exercise strengthens your heart making it beat faster. Your muscles also increase your ability to use oxygen an supplies them with more oxygen which increases your working capacity. In the long run the daily physical exercise makes your heart more efficient so that it will need to beat less when you are resting.

 A good weight loss program should include constant moderate exercise. Many nutrition experts agree that it is wiser to increase your activity instead of drastically cutting down calories. An extremely low calorie diet may cause nutrition deficiency and poor health.

You should do the type of exercise that you like.

 Your exercise program should be based on your age, your health and your physical condition.

 Walking rapidly for two or three miles at least 3 times a week is excellent exercise.

 Besides the calories burned during the exercise session, studies have proven that body metabolism quickens.

 Nevertheless not all types of exercise are the same. The best for cardiovascular health is aerobics (that which make your body use more oxygen and "burn" calories continuously). Bicycling, swimming, walking, jogging and running increase the speed and depth of breathing, overheats the body and causes perspiration. Anaerobic exercise (Short duration intense exercise) such as weightlifting can also benefit your health but is not good for your cardiovascular apparatus.

 Your doctor can determine the objective cardiac frequency which is the cardiac frequency with which you should exercise regularly and continually in order to increase your cardiac form. This should always be lower than your maximum cardiac frequency.

 This calculation method should never be used in case of cardiac arrhythmia. Naturally when designing a personal physical exercise program other common sense parameters will also be taken into consideration, such as the general actual sensation of physical effort and fatigue.

 In the beginning the idea is to slowly increase the intensity and duration of the effort for a period of from 4 to 6 weeks. The majority of cardiologists coincide in that in order to increase physical form, 3 to 5 sessions a week of aerobic exercises are necessary -adjusted to the cardiac frequency- lasting from 20 to 45 minutes. It is always advisable to include warm-up activities.

 Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

 A previous clinical study may be indicated.

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