August 02, 2022
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Usefulness of Exercises and Proper Diet

In the dietary guidelines published by USDA it has been stated that it is necessary to combine exercises with proper diet for achieving optimal fitness levels.


If you exercise on regular basis and take nutritious food then it can assist you in maintaining right weight, help with weight loss and improve your overall cardiovascular fitness. Let us now look at some of the advantages of having a good exercise regime in conjunction with proper diet.
  1. Gain good body weight as well as maintain it.
  2. Slimmer body structure along with improved muscle tone.
  3. Improved energy and vigor plus improvement in lipid profiles such as triglycerides and cholesterol.
  4. Lower risk of several chronic diseases such as diabetes, hyper-tension and heart diseases.
  5. Improve insulin sensitivity that can help you fight against weight gain and Type 2 Diabetes.
  6. Reduction in stress, better immunity power and improvement in sleep.
Five Components of Physical Fitness
Physical fitness is comprised of 5 basic components and it is necessary to pay attention to each of them if you want to improve your overall health.  Let us look at each of these components in the following section.
  1. Cardiovascular Endurance
  2. Muscular Strength
  3. Muscular Endurance
  4. Flexibility
  5. Body Composition
Component #1 - Cardiovascular Endurance: This type of endurance is very important as better cardiovascular system would mean healthier heart and lungs. If you are able to achieve better cardiovascular endurance at the time of exercises then it will result in better functioning of your system at normal times as well.
Component #2 - Muscular Strength: This is calculated as force applied by your muscles against different types of resistance for small duration of time. Resistance can be from things present in the house, your own weight or other objects. Muscular strength is important since it is required for performing various activities on a daily basis and only proper muscular strength can ensure that you perform activities of daily living safely as well as efficiently. In case you do not have good muscular strength then it can have negative effect on your muscular endurance and also fitness.
Component #3 - Muscular Endurance: It works as a bridge connecting cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. If you want to develop a good cardiovascular system then it will be necessary to have right muscular endurance. In case you are able to perform same action for a specific interval of time then it indicates muscular endurance a person has.
Component #4 - Flexibility: Flexibility is important if you want to avoid risks of serious injuries. You have better flexibility if muscles are supple and connective tissues can stretch easily to allow motions such as bending or reaching for an object.
Component #5 - Body Composition: It refers to amount of body tissues having fat as compared to tissues that are devoid of fat. In case the other four components are improved upon then it will automatically result in better body composition. You need to have the right body composition for fighting different ailments such as diabetes, chronic diseases and high blood pressure.