FACT #3 EFFECTS ON THE Musculo-skeletal SYSTEM

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We focus so much on the external benefits of exercise but the internal benefits go far beyond simply shedding a few pounds! As we will always preach, exercise is the BEST FREE healthcare.

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculo-skeletal and Skin Diseases, bone is living tissue that can benefit from weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, tennis and dancing. When weight is brought to bear on the skeleton, it increases bone mass, which can prevent breakage. Because muscles and bones work together during exercise, balance, muscle tone and muscle mass are improved, which can lead to fewer falls. When your bones and muscles are strong, you are less prone to breaking a bone if you do have an injury. As well as:

  • Strengthens muscles and the connective tissues
  • Improves muscle control and balance
  • An increase in muscle size and efficiency
  • The amount of myoglobin within skeletal muscle increases
  • Muscles are capable of storing a larger amount of glycogen
  • Muscle becomes more efficient at disposing waste products through the bloodstream
  • Increase in muscle recruitment
  • Increase in muscular strength
  • Increase tolerance to lactic acid

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/338760-physiological-effects-of-exercise-on-body/#ixzz2RIngYJBC