The Effects of Exercise

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***** 1 **** ***** ****** ********* ENGL 1101 March 24, 2013 The Effects of Exercise Exercise has countless effects on the human body and it plays an imperative role in one’s overall health and well-being. It provides numerous benefits for both the physical and psychological well-being. Exercise is something that can be done by individuals to help make them feel better overall. People exercise for many different reasons, for example: losing weight, defining muscle tone, or physical and/or psychological disease control and prevention. The most noticeable effect of exercise is weight loss. Daily physical exercise is ideal. However, for some people, two or three times a week can make a major difference over a period of time. Exercise alone does not necessarily translate into weight loss, as one must control what they are eating as well. Any time there is a physical burning of calories that is more than the calorie intake there will be a decrease of body fat. Once a person reaches their ideal weight, defining muscle tone is another great effect of exercise. Exercise makes muscles more proficient and more operational. High intensity exercise with only a few reps will produce strength, size, and power improvements, while low intensity exercise with many reps will produce endurance. The body’s metabolic rate is increased as its need for energy is increased, and the body becomes more resourceful. Muscle tone and muscle mass increase after the muscles tear and reconstruct themselves. In addition to improved muscle tone and muscle mass, there are other effects of exercise for physical disease control and/or prevention. A person’s entire body system, including all the ***** 2 body parts, is in continuous movement when exercising. The cardiovascular (heart), circulatory, and pulmonary (lungs) systems probably benefit the most from routinely

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