Sunday, May 24, 2015

WHAT BODY PART IS MOST IMPORTANT TO WORKOUT? Fact, It's the Real Health and Fitness Indicator

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HEALTH. There's always a strong temptation to workout or strengthen the part of the body that gives us physical appeal. So we see people mostly working out their muscles in gyms. Again, basics are ignored. This generation seems to be hellbent at that--ignoring basics and majoring on minors. Anything that makes us look good--that is basic for us.

But the body part we really need to workout is the heart. Heart health does not make you look sexier or give you physical appeal, so it's least thought of when people are aiming to be fit. When they talk of fitness, they often mean developing muscles. So, the ridiculous thing is, you see so-called "fitness buffs" working out in gyms and then later smoking and drowning themselves in liquor and other vices, including staying out late at night and having anger galore.

Because the only thing that matters to them is a muscular physique.

But real health is all about inner health, which includes the following:
  • Inner peace, no negative stress and having enough rest and relaxation.
  • Health of internal organs
  • And internal organ health, like lung health, basically starts with heart health
But you seldom see guys who focus on the above. Most of them just want to look great. They want the form, not the essence. I've met guys with great physiques but who are not aware about their inner health--their daily stress level, blood chem, BP, and things like that. And often, when talking of inner health, the health of your marriage, family, and standing with God counts a lot--especially standing with God. Your spiritual health. These things should be included in your daily "workouts."

So be mindful, first of all, of your heart health--it's spiritual, physical and emotional conditions. That usually covers all your body organs as well, including oxygen pumped to your brain. And then it also concerns the right diet and exercise. The right aerobics is important, like brisk walking. Running fast like hell is not recommended. I sometimes see guys running crazily in the morning thinking it is good for the heart. 

The proper workout for the heart is a stride that is somewhere between a very fast brisk walk to a slow jog. It's like merely enjoying your light jog. But you should consult your medical doctor first about it.

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