Many people often don't realize the benefits of exercise and the effects it has on the human body other than the physical changes you see on the mirror. Scientists have constantly been doing research to see how the human body responds and adapts to exercise.
The good news exercise affects the human body in a more holistic manner, deeper from the surface of the muscles that makes us look sexy and strong. Changes from our brain and bone are seen even in the elderly.
The following is an excerpt from a presentation during our senior year of university. It is a brief video explaining an issue that arose a few years ago in the fitness industry. CRUNCHES... were all of the sudden a taboo.
Physiotherapists, personal trainers and any rehab specialists were "educating people" to avoid doing crunches because "it is bad for your back".
The shearing forces... The degenerative disc disease... The time wasted not doing something else more "functional" (ahem a topic for a future post)... it is madness!
Squats: Front or back squats will not only strengthen the legs but also your upper back and help you gain some lean mass. Getting stronger in the squats can help with the production of force applied to the ground while sprinting.
The demand to become a thinner and healthier version of yourself is ever growing.
We are all guilty of trying to become a healthier person, but for some of us it may not be an easy feat. So we look for aids.
You may have a magazine that often gives tips to become leaner with some brand new supplement recommended by a bunch of doctors, or you may often refer to television programs that gives tips on how to properly dress to hide those annoying muffin tops.
Somehow we have tried some fad diet or some wacky machine that apparently makes you shed pounds after only three minutes of use a day.
There are so many enticing options that it is hard to choose which method is best for those desired six pack abs or fit into those jeans from your earlier college days.
Not to mention some very popular and trusted characters on television advertising on weight loss aids that are "miracles in a bottle" to get you sucked into the craze of purchasing your way into fat loss (see video below).
(Video by CNN - Youtube)