Improving Resiliency to COVID with Exercise: As known, exercise is beneficial to your mental and physical health. This physical activity leads to molecular response throughout your system. This includes changes in metabolic pathways and inflammation markers.
You can say that your body is made for exercise and can thrive on this.
Studies have proved that with exercise specific molecules spiked after exercise and then quickly dropped. There were some molecules that remained heightened for almost an hour.
Molecular Changes Varied by Health Status, Timing
One of the findings of this study was that the metabolic changes differed in individuals according to their health status. This was more for insulin resistance. As known, insulin resistance plays an important role in most of the chronic illnesses. Those who had insulin resistance, the inflammatory response was on the lower side and the immune response was dampened after the exercise.
There were differences depending on the time the blood was drawn. Post-exercise, in the initial two minutes, the researchers noticed a flurry that was intense in the molecular activity. In these first minutes, molecular markings of tissue healing, inflammation and oxidative stress rose.
In these first minutes, the molecular markers showed that the body metabolized amino acids for the required energy, but switched on to sugar glucose after around fifteen minutes of the workout.
Extend Lifespan with a Few Minutes of Exercise
The studies carried out have turned out to be impressive. This is due to the fact that a brief session of working out can lead to a vast change. Nine minutes of exercise is all you need for that ‘big’ change you are looking for.
Exercises are the ‘best’ way to make use of your time. The changes induced by working out are established and can affect your overall health in a positive manner.
Research has also proved that exercise done for around 15 minutes every day, or probably 92 minutes on an average per week, can lower all the causes of mortality by almost 14%. This extends the life expectancy by three years as compared to being totally inactive. This holds true even for those with cardiovascular diseases.
People who are inactive had almost a 17% increased risk of mortality even if you compare them with those working out for only 15 minutes every day.
This means, you do not have to work out in the gym for two hours and more, you can benefit from exercising at home just for a few minutes.
You find that researchers are delving deeper into molecular biology intersecting with exercise physiology. There will be advancements in understanding the importance of exercise to human health. The science of exercise has now entered a new era, using omics technologies and metabolomics, researchers can advance to exercise interventions on a personalized level.
There are different techniques being adopted, like BFR (blood flow restriction) training for rehabilitations and recovery in sports organizations. This BFR training can improve the strength and also build muscles using light weights. This works well for the elderly as it can decrease the risk of age-related diseases.