Can I just walk? Why you should do strength training

There is no one who does not know the benefits of exercise. If even cancer patients can move, they should do light exercise, such as walking in the hallways of the hospital room. High blood pressure, diabetesas well as dementia The next most common degenerative brain disease Parkinson’s disease Treatment also includes exercise therapy.

It is too late to exercise after getting sick. When you are healthy, you should exercise to prevent it. Exercise improves heart and lung function colorectal cancerclass breast cancerIt effectively prevents various cancers, including make your bones strong osteoporosisIt prevents the occurrence of osteoarthritis and strengthens the muscles and ligaments that support the bone joint. improve joint function osteoarthritisto prevent It is also good for mental health, reducing stress and preventing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

However, there are people who focus only on walking while exercising. no exercise to strengthen the muscles Cardiovascular exercisethat’s just doing it. Brisk walking, biking, swimming, aerobics, dancing, and hiking are typical aerobic exercises. Strengthening exercises include squats, stair climbing, and dumbbells that strengthen the muscles. Experts advise, “The effect of exercise is great when you combine two types of exercise.”

The best exercise method is a combination of aerobic exercise and strength exercise

People with diabetes or those with pre-diabetes who do aerobic exercise and strength training together are better than those who do only one type of exercise. glycated hemoglobinis much reduced The muscles of our body suck sugar from the bloodstream like a sponge and help control blood sugar the most. That’s why you need to do exercises to build and strengthen muscles.

The best way to exercise is to set a workout goal and stick to it. Cardiovascular exerciseclass anaerobic exerciseIf you only do strength training and do not do aerobic exercise, cardiopulmonary function will stagnate and the effect of exercise may be only half.

Exercise is also important in the treatment of diseases, and Parkinson’s disease, which has a disability in body movement, should be combined with exercise along with drug treatment. When the disease deepens, it is difficult to exercise, but as long as you can move your body, you need to exercise regularly. Effects of drug treatmentcan increase

our country ‘National Cancer Prevention Guidelines‘ in “5 or more times a week, 30 minutes or more a day, walking or exercising enough to sweat“There is. Exercise affects breast tissue in postmenopausal women. estrogenPrevents breast cancer by reducing its effect. It is also good for preventing colorectal cancer by increasing the bowel function of the large intestine. Improves energy metabolism, insulin and insulin It can help prevent other cancers by reducing the circulating concentration of similar growth factors.

Of course, you don’t have to buy a gym membership just to exercise. This is because more and more people are reluctant to exercise indoors with many people in this time of COVID-19. World Health Organization (WHO)According to physical activity skeletal muscle contractionIt uses the body’s energy through the body, including cleaning the house, commuting to work, and hobbies. When you are healthy, you can keep the rest of your health until the age of 100 if you consistently exercise in your own space.

By Choi Seung-sik, staff reporter [email protected]

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