The more toxins you ingest, the bigger the workload your excretory system has to handle. This works well for people who are disabled and cannot work out. Most experts now believe that physical exercise can play a major part in the overall health of the human body and in preventing premature death. Degree Overview Exercise Physiology Schools: Sprains involve injury to ligaments and strains to tendons. See all other plans.
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It should be duly noted, however, that there is another camp of scientists that say the runner's high is nothing more than a myth. Many scientists now believe that exercise can do more than just elevate one's mood, it can also help alleviate depression in individuals who are prone to it. If that's not enough, physical activity may actually help stave off dementia. Scientists haven't fully solved this riddle, but many theorize this is due to the increased blood flow to the brain, which somehow prevents plaque from building up in the brain, a symptom connected to dementia.
Exercise can have psychological benefits, as well. In the long-term, some people may become addicted to exercise in a similar way that people become addicted to drugs or alcohol or even food.
On the positive side, when one looks in the mirror and likes the results, exercise can result in improved self-image, self-confidence, and self-esteem. The average adult takes over 20, breaths each and every day. In the short-term, exercise increases the breathing which allows more oxygen to reach the lungs and the blood. In the long-term, exercise keeps the respiratory system and the lungs clear and healthy and able to produce more oxygen.
This means the lungs will operate at a more efficient level while having more lung capacity. In the long-term, exercise can help a person lose weight and maintain that weight loss.
Much less stress is put on the ankles, knees, and other joints, lessening the chance of injury. In the long-term, however, exercise can also wear down the cartilage between the knees and cause pain and discomfort. Obviously the risk of injury to the skeletal system is always there for the athlete during exercise. Sprains involve injury to ligaments and strains to tendons.
There are also joint dislocations and, in the worst cases, fractures, breaks, or even death. Most experts now believe that physical exercise can play a major part in the overall health of the human body and in preventing premature death. In this lesson we discussed the effects of physical activity on the human body and its major systems.
We discussed the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, excretory, immune, integumentary, muscular, nervous, respiratory, and skeletal systems. Then, we looked at both the long-term and short-term effects of exercise on these systems. The information on this site is for your information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.
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By creating an account, you agree to Study. Explore over 4, video courses. Find a degree that fits your goals. Effects of Physical Activity on Body Systems In this lesson we'll discuss the effects, both short-term and long-term, of physical activity on each of the major systems of the human body.
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Principles of Physical Science. In this lesson we'll discuss the effects, both short-term and long-term, of physical activity on each of the major systems of the human body.
Effects of Physical Activity The majority of scientists now believe that the effects of physical activity are mostly good for the human body. Systems of the Human Body Before we discuss the effects of physical activity on the human body, it is imperative that first we identify the major systems of the human body.
Circulatory or Cardiovascular System Physical activity not only raises good HDL cholesterol but also reduces the dreaded triglycerides. Digestive System When to eat and how much to eat are subjects of endless debate among experts. Endocrine System The endocrine system is composed of a series of glands that secrete hormones. Excretory System It's not the most pleasant or glamorous system to discuss, but the excretory system is responsible for the critical role of removing liquid and solid wastes from the human body.
Then there are the additional elements of waste your system must process. Some ways to avoid these excess toxins are to avoid drugs, alcohol and smoking.
Be conscious of the lotions and body-care products you use. In many cases, slathering these on have the same effect as ingesting them--they enter your blood stream and must be processed by the liver. Choose organic foods whenever possible to decrease the amount of pesticides you consume. Video of the Day.
The Minute Hotel-Room Workout. Common Excretory System Diseases. How to Detox Your System's Metabolism. Lemon Juice Liver Cleanse. What Are the Benefits of Horsetail Grass? Liver Flush for Weight Loss. Doing cardiovascular exercises such as stair-stepping, biking, running, swimming and weightlifting for at least 20 minutes a day, three times a week will help. Try going to a sauna for an hour a couple of times a week. This works well for people who are disabled and cannot work out.
The sauna will help with your sweat glands by opening them up. Breathing exercises will greatly help your lungs. Take deep breaths throughout the day. Also, try blowing up a balloon or a beach ball. Laughing and singing more also can keep your lungs healthier. Keep your liver healthy by lying on your left side and gently hitting it quickly with your fist. Start off by doing 20 strikes and gradually work up to as many as you can each day. Eat a proper, nutritious diet.