SCIENCE OF EXERCISE FOR IMPROVED HEALTH.

Ever thought about how refreshing it would be if one could wake up daily exercising and working out
relatively less with better results and refreshing and fulfilling outcomes and not the vice versa. Is it
possible? Could it be that simple? Would it not be preferable to do it the hard way always instead? How
would I go about it?
What if you had the opportunity to learn that the science of the combination of anatomy, sports and
exercise physiology, physical and physiotherapy, cardiology and sports and exercise medicine alongside
nutrition and its factors have come so far in advancement so much so that a combination of these
individual science studies are capable of producing so much effect on our everyday lives when applied as
they ought to be. They have tendency to produce short to long term positive effects when correctly
applied and vice versa when not applied or wrongly done.
World records provides statistics of growing obesity and nutritional imbalances resulting in poor and
damaging health, which of cause we all detest. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data
statistics (updated October 2017), in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were
overweight and out of these, over 650 million were obese. These statistics indicate a triple value since
1975. It is noted that most of the world’s population live in countries were overweight and obesity kills
more people than underweight. It(WHO), defines obesity and overweight as the abnormal or excessive
fat accumulation that may impair health. Also, it(WHO) describes health as not merely the absence of
disease (‘disease being a big factor’) but a state of complete, physical, mental(psychological) social and
even spiritual wellbeing. The World Health Organization goes further to note that, overweight and
obesity are PREVENTABLE.
If that is the case, one would have thought that these two are one (obesity and overweight) are the
same, but falsely so. Actually these two are separated by a factor called the Body Mass Index(BMI)
which is translated from a weight to height proportionality value. A BMI value greater than or equal to
25 will indicate an expression of overweight were as a value greater than or equal to 30 will indicate
obesity. But as said earlier, just like other ‘ailments’, overweight and obesity are preventable and when
not handled with care lead to a variety of increasing unhealthy factors, technically, more diseases and
increasing ailments.
All of the above are, or some, may be the many reasons for which we try to exercise and work out to the
core. But methods of effective work out and diet management are best for maximizing results. Ask
yourself, how do I work out? Do I just wake up and start running about? Am I working on only my weight
and is that all what seek to achieve? What other components can I add to make more out of it and how
do I go about it? What does diet add to my plan, and how do I make it have its maximum benefit? Well,
let’s note, a combination of diet management and controlled exercise patterns are what brings us the
benefits of working out and exercising alongside, controlled diet. As we go further we will take a better delve into all of these in subsequent posts.

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