important factor for survival – after water, air, salt, and food – is exercise.
Exercise is more important to the health of the individual than sex,
entertainment, or anything else that might be pleasurable. The following points
explain the importance of exercise for better health and a longer, pain-free
- Exercise expands the vascular system in the muscle
tissue and prevents hypertension.
- It opens the capillaries in the muscle tissue and by
lower the resistance to blood flow in the arterial system, causes blood
pressure to drop to normal.
- Exercise stimulates the activity of fat-burning enzymes
for manufacture of the constantly needed energy for muscle activity. When you
train, you are in effect changing the source of energy for muscle activity.
You convert the energy source from sugar that is in circulation to fat that is
stored in the muscle itself.
- Exercise makes muscles burn, as additional fuel, some
of the amino acids that would otherwise reach toxic levels in the body. In
their greater-than-normal levels in the blood—usually reached in an
unexercised body—certain branched-chain amino acids cause a drastic
destruction and depletion to other vital amino acids. Some of these discarded
essential amino acids are constantly needed by the brain to manufacture its
neurotransmitters. Two of these essential amino acids are tryptophan and
tyrosine. A more important role of tryptophan than its use as a precursor of
neurotransmitters in the brain is its role in an enzyme system that recognizes
and repairs incorrect DNA transcriptions. The brain also uses tryptophan to
make serotonin, melatonin, tryptamine, and indolamine, all of which are
antidepressants and regulate sugar levels and blood pressure. Tyrosine is used
for the manufacture of adrenalin, noradrenaline, dopamine—vital for the
coordination of body physiology when it has to take physical action such as
fighting, running, playing sports, and so on. Excess tyrosine loss from the
amino acid reserves of the body is also a primary factor in Parkinson’s
- Unexercised muscle gets broken down. As a result of the
excretion of muscle parts from the body, some of the reserves of zinc and
vitamin B6 also get lost. At a certain stage of this constant depletion of
vitamin B6 and zinc, certain mental disorders and neurological complications
occur. In effect, this happens in autoimmune diseases, including lupus and
- Exercise makes the muscles hold more water in reserve
and prevents increased concentration of blood, which would otherwise damage
the lining of the blood vessel walls.
- Exercise lowers blood sugar in diabetics and decreases
their need for insulin or tablet medications.
- Exercise compels the liver to manufacture sugar from
the fat that it stores or the fat that is circulating within the blood.
- Exercise causes an increase in the mobility of the
joints in the body. It causes the creation of an intermittent vacuum inside
the joint cavities. The force of the vacuum causes suction of water into the
cavity. Water in the joint cavity brings dissolved nutrients to the cells
inside the cartilage. Increased water content of the cartilage also adds to
its lubrication and smoother bone-on-bone gliding movements of the joint.
- Leg muscles act as secondary hearts. By their
contractions and relaxations during the time we are upright, the leg muscles
overcome the force of gravity. They pump into the venous system the blood that
was sent to the legs. Because of the pressure breakers—and one-directional
valves in the vein—the blood in the leg veins is pushed upward against gravity
by frequent contraction of the leg muscles. This is how the leg muscles act as
hearts for the venous system in the body. This is a value to exercise that not
many people appreciate. Leg muscles also cause an equally effective flow
within the lymphatic system and cause edema in the legs to disappear.
- Exercise strengthens the bones of the body and helps
- Exercise increases the production of all vital
hormones, enhancing libido and heightening sexual performance.
- One hour of walking will cause the activation of
fat-burning enzymes, which remain active for twelve hours. A morning and
afternoon walk will keep these enzymes active around the clock and will cause
clearance of cholesterol deposits in the arterial system.
- Exercise will enhance the activity of the
adrenaline-operated sympathetic nerve system. Adrenaline will also reduce the
over-secretion of histamine and, as a result, will prevent asthma attacks and
allergic reactions—provided the body is fully hydrated.
- Exercise will increase production of endorphins,
enkephalins, and dynorphins, the natural opiates of the body. They produce the
same “high” that drug addicts try to achieve through their abusive intake.
WHAT ARE THE BEST FORMS OF EXERCISE?
the body for endurance is better than exercising it for speed or for building
excess muscle. In selecting an exercise, you should consider its lifetime value.
A long-distance runner will enjoy the exercise value of long-distance runs into
old age. A sprinter will not sprint for exercise at a later phase of life.
exercise that you can enjoy—even to a ripe old age, and without causing damage
to your joints—is walking. Other exercises that will increase your endurance are
swimming, golf, skiing, skating, climbing, tennis, squash, bicycling, tai chi,
dancing, yoga, and aerobics. In selecting an exercise, evaluate its ability to
keep the fat-burning enzymes active for longer durations. Outdoor forms of
exercise are more beneficial to the body than indoor. The body becomes better
connected to nature.
most vital steps to better health are: balancing the water and salt content of
the body, exercising the muscle mass of the body—more effective in the open and
in sunlight—taking a balanced daily diet of proteins and vegetables, and
avoiding dehydrating beverages. These simple steps will be effective in the
prevention of disease and are the foundation to any cure process the body needs
goofproofhealth wrote: Here are two links on a tv program about Parkinsons.
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