32 C
Lagos
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Advertisement

5 Reasons to Exercise While Taking Diet Pills

Featured

Researchers Identify Control of a Mitochondrial Protective Mechanism

Mitochondria are known as the "powerhouses" of cells. However, under critical pathophysiological conditions, they can use cellular energy for self-preservation. This occurs when the operating...

Synthetic Meat: an Alternative for the Meat You Know

Technology is continually changing, and this change is leading to the production of artificial meat other than the one you know. When will this...

Infographic: The First 1000 Days

This infographic is an overview of the first 1000 days, the time period from the first day of pregnancy right up to a child’s...

Terminalia Arjuna Health Benefits

Terminalia Arjuna tree covered with tender green leaves & standing in rows on river banks & at the edges of rivulets in dry hilly...

Trichomoniasis (Trich): Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Many people are familiar with sexually transmitted infections, but they may not have heard of trichomoniasis also known as trich. This sexually transmitted infection...

Best Calisthenics Exercises You Can Do in Your Free Time

We all know how important it is to exercise. If you can exercise on a regular basis, then you will stave off a big...

How to Recognize and Treat Food Allergies

Food allergies can occur with an array of different foods. Some, such as peanuts, are more commonly known to cause allergies than others. Allergic reactions...

What to Do if Your Child is Missing

Have you ever been in a store and suddenly your child is gone? You panic and start searching everywhere until she runs out laughing...

Top 10 Effective Ways on How to Use Honey for Cough Relief

According to pediatric providers and family physicians, a cough which is caused by upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is the most common health problem...

Hypercholesterolemia: Causes, Prevention and Natural Home Remedies

Hypercholesterolemia is the medical term for elevated levels of cholesterol in the body; cholesterol is a type of lipid found in every cell the...
Avatar
Guest
This post was written by a Guest Author. Please see their details in the post above. If you'd like to Contribute towards the growth of Healthtian, please check our Contributor Page for details about how YOU can share your tips with our growing community.

Many people think of healthy habits and diet pills as an either-or situation: either you commit to a clean diet and regular exercise, or you take a pill – not both.

Advertisement

In actuality, the most successful users of prescription diet pills are those who take their medication as directed, and also put in the time to develop healthy diet and exercise habits that they can sustain long-term.

Reminder: ALWAYS talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine, especially if you: are concerned about your ability to exercise, haven’t been previously active, suffer from chronic health conditions or are taking a weight loss medication that could affect your heart/cardiovascular system.

Here are five reasons to get active while taking diet pills, even if you’re already losing weight without exercising!

1. Better Overall Health

Leading an active lifestyle is linked with better health outcomes, even independent of weight or body mass index (BMI). While weight loss or appearance may be one of the reasons you work out, it is far from the only reason to get moving.

A 2011 study showed that regular exercise and improved diet significantly decreased subjects´ cholesterol levels, blood pressure and inflammatory markers, while also improving their ability to efficiently metabolize glucose – whether or not they lost weight.

More, the landmark 2017 Rotterdam study found that overweight and obese individuals with a high physical activity level did not experience the increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk that is characteristic of sedentary overweight and obese people.

This indicates that regular physical activity may mitigate the risk of a higher BMI, at least in terms of heart disease.

So, rest easy: even if your weight isn’t budging after countless hours at the gym, committing to regular workouts can still produce positive health outcomes.

2. Faster Metabolism

Another, more well-known benefit of regular physical activity is increased calorie burn. Most people work out to achieve a leaner, more-toned appearance, or maybe burn off a too-big meal, but did you know that maintaining a higher percentage of lean muscle boosts metabolism as well?

Advertisement

Muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so highly-muscular people burn more calories at rest than do their less-brawny counterparts.

Putting in the time to build (or at least maintain) lean muscle mass is especially important for people who lose a lot of weight quickly.

This is because rapid weight loss cannibalizes lean muscle tissue. When you’re burning more calories than you’re consuming, the body draws on glycogen (carbohydrate) and adipose tissue (fat) reserves to fuel daily activity.

However, if these preferred fuel sources run low, the body may also begin to draw on muscle as a source of energy. No one wants to lose precious lean muscle mass as they slim down, so regular activity is vital, especially for people who are losing quickly with the help of appetite-suppressing diets pill like phentermine (Adipex) or Belviq.

Exercise also burns a lot of extra calories burned while you’re actively breaking a sweat, so it can help you burn more fat and lose weight faster in the short-term as well!

3. More Energy

Many people say they don’t exercise because they simply don’t have the energy after a long day of work, school or errands. What many people don’t know is that regular physical activity actually boosts energy levels!

Research repeatedly demonstrates previously-sedentary people who adopt a regular exercise program report lower levels of fatigue.

Plus, breaking a sweat releases feel-good neurotransmitters that increase feelings of well-being, which makes many people feel even more energetic.

4. Stronger Immunity

Always sick? Working out increases immunity and helps your body fight off unwanted infections.

Experts aren’t sure exactly why exercise helps us fend-off sickness, but they theorize that it may be related to:

Advertisement
  • Increased circulation: White blood cells and antibodies arrive and attack faster when blood pumps faster.
  • Higher body temperature: Some harmful bacteria are less comfortable at higher temperatures.
  • Lower levels of stress: Moderate-to-intense exercise releases feel-good hormones and decreases levels of the detrimental stress hormone, cortisol.

5. Improved Mood

Last, but definitely not least, regular workouts improve mood.

Working out increases catecholamine (serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine) and endorphin levels, which helps boost mood, concentration and memory. Plus, regular physical activity helps regulate sleep patterns and gives you a sense of accomplishment. So, exercise is supremely helpful for managing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety and ADHD in people of all ages.

Thankfully, you don’t have to drag yourself to the gym for hours a day to reap these impressive mental and emotional health benefits.

A recent study out of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that exercising for just 15 minutes a day significantly reduces risk of depressive disorders.

Data from their more than 600,000 participants indicates that people who engage in high-intensity activity (e.g. running) for at least 15 minutes per day, or lower-intensity activity (e.g. walking) for at least 30 minutes per day, experience a 26% drop in their odds of developing depression.

Not Sure Where to Start?

If you’ve been less-than-active recently, the prospect of working out again can be intimidating. The good news is that you don’t have to (and shouldn’t!) go from 0 to 100 in a single day.

First, before undertaking any new exercise routine, it’s important to speak with your doctor. He or she can make sure you’re healthy enough for exercise, adjust medications as needed and help you address/prevent activity-related injuries.

Once you’ve received medical clearance, start small with 5-10 minutes of walking, or whatever feels appropriate for you, and then gradually work your way up to recommended levels of physical activity.

Experts suggest that healthy adults aim for 75-150 minutes per week of vigorous activity (e.g. running, swimming, jumping rope, aerobics or single’s tennis), or 150-300 minutes per week of moderate activity (e.g. walking, hiking, casual cycling, gardening, water aerobics), to achieve maximum health benefits. If possible, also incorporate a muscle-building activity (e.g. lifting weights) at least two times per week.

Thankfully, exercise is equally beneficial whether you do it at home, outside or in a gym, so don’t feel pressured to join a fitness club if you’re not comfortable or able to do so! You can break a sweat wherever it works best for you.

Advertisement

With all of these benefits in mind, it’s definitely worth your while to dedicate a few minutes each day to exercise. Even if you’re already losing weight with your prescription diet pills, doctor-approved physical activity can boost weight loss further and help improve your overall health in the short- & long-term!

Author Bio:

Sarah is the lead content creator for Phentermine.com. For more tips about weight loss, nutrition and health, check out her Instagram!

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending now

Eating Vaginal Discharge and It’s Health Benefits

For many people, vaginal discharge is a sign that a woman is ready and willing to have sex. Vaginal fluid is a whitish fluid...

Genital Warts: Do They Go Away Naturally? What to Expect?

Human Papilloma Virus is the causative organism for genital warts. The virus is available in various strains, and it can be contacted by many...

Anklet Charms and Hot Wives What Do They Mean?

Women all over the world love to accessorise. From putting on necklaces to wearing makeup and buying the latest trending clothes, women are ready...

Cold Water Vs Warm Water: One of Them is Damaging to Your Health

Most people reach for a cup of coffee or a cold cup of water right upon waking up. But, it turns out that in...

9 Diseases That Lemon Can Destroy!

Lemon is one of nature’s many wonders. The citrus fruit has numerous health and beauty benefits – it can reinforce the immune system, improve...

Kinky Sex Punishment Ideas You Should Try

Is your submissive being a spoilt little brat? Are you noticing some unwanted behaviour? Do not be dismayed. Sometimes subs can be naughty, and...

Coronavirus – Facts, Types and Symptoms

Coronaviruses are a type of virus that mainly affects the respiratory tract of humans and other mammals. These viruses are associated with pneumonia, common...

Is Zobo Drink Healthy for Pregnant Women?

Zobo drink is a popular drink in Nigeria and it is loved by many; this common drink is made with hibiscus flower and it...

10 Male Celebs Who Love to Give Oral Sex

Eating the vagina, giving head, or doing it the southern style. However, you choose to call "eating the cake" as some rappers tag it,...

What Areas to Trim With Coolsculpting?

Have you tried dieting, exercising, yoga, aerobics, going vegetarian or vegan, drinking only smoothies, but nothing helps in trimming away some of that annoying...

Friends