A Sudden Stop of Exercising Turns to be Harmful for Mental Health

stop of exercisingScientists have proved that regular sports can not be left suddenly. Otherwise, it will negatively affect the state of health.

As the Australian scientists have found out in the result of research, a sharp pause in trainings can negatively affect, first of all, the psychical state. In particular, this leads to a rapid development of depressive disorders.

The study involved 152 people (50 women and 102 men), each of whom had previously trained from 30 minutes three times a week for at least three months. And even with such a short period of experience, each participant noted violations of mental status after a sharp pause.

Professor Bernhard Baune, senior co-author of the study said that depressive symptoms began to appear after only three days, and after a week or two the symptoms worsened significantly, while women suffered more than men.

While scientists can not name a mechanism that would reliably explain the relationship between the cessation of training and mental state.

According to one theory, adequate activity is important for physical and mental health, because it affects the proper metabolism and hormonal background, as well as the activity of nerve cells. And the lack of loads provokes disruptions, which, first of all, affect the psyche, which can lead to severe depression.

Regular Exercising Lowers the Risk of 5 Chronic Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the new recommendations for the minimum amount of regular exercising people need to accomplish every week and it’s at least 600 minutes. Although the number may seem intimidating, if you hit this goal, it can considerably reduce your risk of developing 5 chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and breast and bowel cancers.regular exercising

The team of researchers from the USA and Australia has carefully analyzed the results of 174 studies published between 1980 and 2016. Each of this study measured the connection between levels of regular exercising and at least one of the five diseases.

Thus, the scientists have come to the conclusion that the oftener a person performs regular exercising, the lower risk of developing of all five diseases was. Those people who were working out for 3,000 – 4,000 minutes showed the greatest health benefits.

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