Doing sports and taking part in physical activities is not as hard as you think of it to be. As a matter of fact, studies tell us that 30 minutes of regular workout is sufficient enough for keeping your body in shape and healthy, both mentally and physically.
Like they say, a body in motion stays in motion. But beyond simple inertia, what is actually happening inside you when you begin to move? Let’s investigate.
When you begin to work out, every part of your body works together to make your movements effective—meaning some parts of you will shut down while other parts work harder. A good example is that your heart will begin to beat faster to pump blood to your muscles, while your stomach will slow down because digestion is not the body’s main priority anymore.
So here is what exactly would happen to you and your body if you finally decide and start training.
• Metabolic rate is increased
• Blood viscosity gets improved
• The flow rate of oxygen is increased from eight liters (from when you are resting) to hundred liters per minute
• The increase in blood flow authorizes the cells to let in more oxygen and good nutrition from your blood
• Your body starts digesting carbohydrates and proteins four times quicker, and as a result, you lose your weight much more efficiently
• Your brain begins to release more endorphin that help in lifting up your mood
• You gain more confidence as you initiate the training process and your self-esteem improves, and you will notice this change after a few hours of training
• Your blood becomes regularized
• You start sleeping better, and the quality of your sleep also gets improved
• Capacity of your lungs gets increased after a few weeks of training
• Your heart rate and blood vessels start working better
• You are getting stronger day by day
• Your blood’s hemoglobin level gets improved: and the number of red blood cells per cubic millimeter of blood is increased from five million to six million
• Your body’s immune system gets more stronger: the level of lymphocytes in your blood also rises
• The body normalizes the levels of sugar and other materials in your blood more efficiently
• Your body starts to store fat very less
• You become less disposed to stress, and you are least expected to experience mood swings and depression
• The oxygen transmission to your muscles is increased, and microcirculatory blood flow is also improved
• An enhanced harmonization of actions helps you in fortifying your nervous system. The rate of nerve impulse transmission is increased: so the brain activity also gets better, and we are able to make decisions more efficiently
• The musculoskeletal system of the body is fortified: your muscles are becoming greater, and your bones are becoming denser
• Your life expectancy is increased
• You get to stay young for a longer period of time
As you begin to warm up, your body tries its best to release the heat. Your blood vessels start dilating, bringing the heat towards your skin, and releasing it afterwards. That’s the reason why your skin warms up when you workout: It is your body’s mechanism to get all the heat inside to come out. Some people’s faces turn red while working-out, indicating that the heat is leaving their body.