Carlos Dinares Tip #334: ROWING or MOVING but not SITTING

Do you ever had the chance to hear the concept of metabolic slowdown? Do you feel that as you get older you have less energy and want to seat more? Move less?

Well if this is the case you are not the only one. As we all know as we age we have less energy and because of that we move less or sit more. Also we need more motivation and willpower, self discipline to workout and keep moving. Our body wants to sit and rest and we need to fight against that.

Training or working out it is an amazing thing because it creates energy, yes it creates new energy. When you train you are tired but as you recover you have more energy than before. If you don’t train or move you are always tired and your body deteriorates faster and becomes very easy overweight.

If you are not rowing or training often because you feel you don’t have time or energy for it you are wrong. You might not have enough energy to do a long workout or an intense workout or even do a workout everyday. But you have time to train a little at least 4 to 5 times a week. Your workout can be 30 minutes long, you don’t need to row everyday, but you need to move, you need to shake your body so you gain that extra energy that is free and waiting for you. Just stand up, make a new year resolution and go for it. There is no other way or you do it or you will lose that chance to feel better with yourself.

Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you row, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.

Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a row is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.Endorphins act as analgesics, which means they diminish the perception of pain. They also act as sedatives.

So what’s the problem with sitting? Researchers attempting to explain the association between sitting and bad health focus on the metabolic effects of prolonged inactivity.

Sedentary life is likely an unnatural state for humans. During most of human history, life would have required a high volume of at least low level physical activity such as walking. Modern hunter gatherers walk on average more than ten miles per day.

When you go from walking to sitting, your rate of caloric expenditure drops by a third to almost as low as it can go. Even one day spent in a sedentary state has measurable effects on various markers of metabolic health such as insulin sensitivity and HDL cholesterol. Researchers propose that that these effects add up in the long term to increase the risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

This shows that part of the difference between being lean or overweight lies in the amount of minor unconscious fidgeting type movements done throughout the day. If many small movements can be the difference between being lean and overweight, then perhaps spending the day standing versus sitting is a good idea, if you cannot row or walk.

So get out there and row because it will make your life so much better.

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