Biology: Infinitely Fit

Respiratory System

You’ve just finished doing you daily workout routine and you feel your breath being cut short. This is because during you exercise your muscles cells use oxygen to release the energy from the glucose. This is called respiration. The more work you and your muscles exert, the more the muscles use up extra oxygen and glucose. Also, during you tiring workout, there is not much oxygen that gets to your muscle cells. As your oxygen levels drop down, the carbohydrates break down producing lactic acids. This lactic acid also stores up inside the muscle and creates pain and fatigue. Take is easy guys. And, drink lots of water I mean you do “lose 250 milliliters of water daily just through breathing”, according to Human Kinetics, what more when you get dehydrated by perspiration and sweat. Also, water helps to fight with fatigue.

Fitness Power

Being fit means being healthy and happy. Benefits to being fit are: boosting up your metabolism, boosts self – esteem and confidence levels, imagesalso, when you are exercising and you are fit then your heart and breathing rate turns back to the normal rate quicker. You can achieve or become a fit person by keeping a daily and healthy balanced diet composed of lots of fruits and vegetables and exercising more and making it a daily habit. There are multiple ways to achieving this goal and you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. Also, a reminder, when you’re on your journey to becoming fit to remember to be happy, have fun and don’t forget to treat yourself to like chocolate or something.

Blood Pressure

We all have pressure in our blood, if we didn’t have any then our blood wouldn’t have the ‘strength’ to travel way around our body. But high blood pressure has been a serious problem recently and it comes from some of these: not having a regular exercise, not having a balanced diet, being overweight, drinking alcohol regularly and being stress.

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There are different normal heart rates according to how old the person is. I’ll put a picture here so that you could check it. Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 10.45.14 AM.pngAs you can see in the chart, we start somewhat with a fast heart rate per minute then as we go to a child our heart rate starts slowing down. But, most adults at this time has high blood pressure due to stress which increases the heart rate by high numbers.

Although it has been a big problem, it’s quite simple if you notice you are starting to build high blood pressure and you want to keep it low. Here are a few ways to lower blood pressure according to Mayo Clinic:

  • Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline. Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. …
  • Exercise regularly. …
  • Eat a healthy diet. …
  • Reduce sodium in your diet. …
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.

You can reach your goals! Believe in yourself. You can’t just watch youtube videos (while eating chips) of people exercising and think you’ll magically become fit. I’ve finally learned that. The magic key for you to achieve anything in life is to start, try, fail, learn and start again.

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H

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