Since childhood, all of us were taught that physical education andsport are the best friends of a strong and healthy body. Sometimes equated to physical education and physical work. It is, in the opinion of many, develops muscles and thus makes a person healthy and fit. However, this is not the case. Physical work soon leads to a disproportionate development of certain muscle groups, and health from it only gets worse. And the benefit of playing sports, some researchers have questioned.
Who is working, he is not engaged in charging
Many of those who perform heavy physical work, think that exercise they do not have — the load in the workplace can keep yourself in good shape. As explained in last year's Croatian isslevdovateli, it is not.
The fact that in most cases, the physical load at work, unlike exercise not selected by volume, intensity and duration. That is, those who believe that they are doing the work of a charge to stand, walk, lift weights or working with his hands. As a result, they have well-developed muscles in the arms, but the rest of the muscles may be even worse off than those who work in the office and it does not go in for sports.
In a study of Croatian scientists have participated in men aged 20 to 60 years, divided into two groups differing in intensity stress in the workplace. To test the strength and elasticity of the muscles of the experiment participants were asked a number of exercises and only one of them — the compression of the fingers — the ones who did the hard work showed greater muscle strength.
In other exercises, especially showing the elasticity of muscles and ligaments, office workers, who are not involved in sports, were far ahead. These results suggest that although physical activity at work, you need to perform a set of exercises, making the load on the muscles uniform.
Physical work, certainly easier to bear young people. And, at the age of 35 years it may turn out to be useful. But the people over middle age may be contraindicated even sports.
Relax on the couch — the best charging
In some cases, exercise is definitely beneficial. In addition, they help fight obesity, physical load reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and other
However, in some cases, the path to longevity may lie not through gyms, exhausting races and swimming in cold water. For many people, the best simulator that provides health for many years may be the favorite sofa, the best exercise — naps, and the best incentive to "employment" — a simple healthy laziness.
Such absurd at first glance conclusions were German Professor Peter Axt. In his book "The Joy of laziness", which came out a few years ago, he encourages readers to just waste my free time enjoying doing nothing. According to him, people who through the power get to the gym in order to surrender to not bringing any joy lesson, harm themselves. But laziness also appears to protect against stress.
Professor Axt not deny people the right to physical stress. In his view, good support form an easy walk, but not much more. This applies primarily to older people who need to be monitored closely for consumed energy. Studies have shown that people over 50 who are engaged in a run, spend it on the energy that is essential to them for other purposes. They, according to Axt, you may experience memory loss, and accelerated aging.
From the findings of Professor somewhat agree, and other specialists. In their view, the exercise should be individualized and should be part of the lifestyle. If man forced each time to make over a violence only in order to get to the gym, he should find other exercises that will bring joy and satisfaction. Twenty minutes of physical training three times a week — have a good level of stress for a person not eager sporting achievements.
Do not forget that health is determined by experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or defect. Is this really an urgent need for a slim figure, a sports body looking fit, powerful build muscle if they belong to the frayed nerve subject which constantly in conflict with relatives, friends and neighbors?
What hurts the athletes?
When it is not about the morning exercises, and the serious sports performance, the body, like any means of production, wears out. It's not just about injuries — for them even created a separate department in the CITO — but also on chronic diseases.
For those who are professionally engaged in ballet — and it can also be considered a sport — is characterized by growths on the bones of the foot. Weightlifters are suffering from diseases of the spine. Football players, in addition to ligament injuries, joint disease get. The list goes on.
The purpose of this article was to get readers to abandon the sport: a sedentary lifestyle even more harmful. However, physical activity, as in so many other important measure.