Some of the uncanny side effects of exercise
Everybody knows the benefits of working
out. You develop your endurance, health and overall health if you work out for
more than 30 minutes a day.
You expect to get a little tired after a
workout and you may have the odd niggling pain. This pain normally equates to
over stimulating a certain area of your body. These are just some of the
awkward nuances that accompany an active lifestyle.
However, the body is conduit for the weird
and wonderful. Our anatomy is reactive and like any reaction, the outcome is
There are many un-predictable side effects
that are induced by exercise.
Keep reading to learn about the weird and
wonderful nuances of an active anatomy.
There is a diereutic phenomenon that has
most probably happened to almost everybody. This is phenomenon is called ‘Nocturia’. This is when somebody wakes
up during the middle of the nigh to urinate.
In 2014, a study published in Medicine
& Science in Sports & Exercise, analysed 30,000 men with symptoms of ‘Nocturia’. The primary symptoms include
an enlarged prostate. This is the main cause of consistent urination.
In turns out that the men who are
physically active for one of more hours per week were 13% less likely to
urinate in the middle of the night. 34% were no longer suffering from severe ‘Nocturia’. This is when someone urinates
more than three times or more during the night.
This is a common yet unpleasant side effect
of physical exertion. ‘Anaphylaxis’
occurs when your body mast cells (your immune system tissue) releases
histamine. This compound is responsible
for the swelling and itching that occurs during allergic reactions.
Due to this, symptoms such as wheezing,
unregulated respiration and nausea take a hold. There is certain food that
exaggerates the effects of ‘Anaphylaxis’.
These include shellfish, peanuts and celery because they support the released
of histamine. These seemingly harmless snacks can trigger the effects of ‘Anaphylaxis’.
To avoid the side effects you should take
an antihistamine. Then proceed to ease into your exercise. Make sure to engage
in small amounts of exercise. From the on you will be able to build up your
bodies tolerance and avoid any future episodes.
makes you thirsty for alcohol
This may sound strange but it is a common
side effect of exercise. Researchers from North Western University found that
some surprising data. It is not that people generally consume alcohol because
they exercise. No, it is that people are more likely to drink on days that that
are physically active.
The researchers found that people who are
physically active from Thursday to Sunday are more likely to consume alcohol.
Still, this relationship with fitness could be nullified by the fact that these
days inhabit what people call the social weekend.
Therefore, is the relationship due to Self
Reward? Confidence? Sociology?
Either way, researchers found that physical
is synonymous with alcoholic consumption. Think about how many times you have
exercised and not felt guilty of going on a night out or how many times you
have had a drink to socialise with your team mates after a game. The causality
is common because society has normalised the notion.
also repairs the damage that is made by alcohol.
A study published in 2013, called
‘Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research’, found that regular
cardiovascular exercise can reverse the damage of alcohol. Who knew?
This happens because your heart rate
prevents and repairs damaged white matter. White matter controls some important
aspects of the brain including learning, cognition and overall communication.
These properties that we take for granted are damaged during binging sessions.
However, cardiovascular exercise stimulates
the regeneration of white matter. I wouldn’t drink your self into a paralytic
state of vacant inhibition and proceed to run home. You may not be able to put
your leg in front of the other.
It is true that everything is good for you
improves your mood
This one is commonplace among blog
articles. The secret is out and it has been for a while. Exercise is an
antidepressant. A 2010 study published in ‘The Medicine & Science in sports
and exercise found that the test subjects experienced fewer feelings of anger,
anxiety, negativity and fatigue.
This happens because exercise releases
hormones that increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain. These
hormones are called ‘Endorphins’ and
they have properties that induce feelings of euphoria.
Exercise is a means to release endorphins.
This means that exercise is a form of happiness.
boosts Brain Power
Neurologists have studied the relationship
between physical activity and brain activity since neurology was conceived. The
findings confirm that there is certainly a symbiotic relationship between the
A study found that was published in 2014 by
Neurology found that young adults with a higher cardiovascular fitness level
out performed their counterparts in a series of cognitive tests. These tests
were given to adults who had exercised regularly as a child and adults that had
not exercise regularly. The test was carried out 25 year prior to their
Furthermore, the reliable and consistent
Journal of Strength and condition research study found that six weeks of
agility training significantly improves the memory retention and attention span
of the individual.
So if you are trying to balance the books
and weights, it is in your best interests to do both. Before you know it you
will be switching your gym top for a graduation gown.
These are just a few of the side effects
that your internal body sustains during and after exercise. Some are unpleasant
while others are beneficial. Some affect your body while other effect’s your
mind. Some can even affect your social life.
Exercise is the power supply to your own
personal super computer. Your body is a complex organism that works in
perpetual motion. You can determine the output by your choice of input.
Next time you are thinking of calling it
quits on a workout or fitness routine, remind yourself of the alternative
benefits of exercise. There are too many to analyse in this article and too
many to count on 4 hands never mind one.
This article was written by, Chris from Origym.
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