In order to build our strength and stamina, we need to push ourselves past the point of comfort to raise our heart rate. However, we should not push ourselves to the point of pain or injury – but at what point are we doing enough exercise to build muscles, boost cardio performance and gain strength and endurance without hurting ourselves?
People might think that any exercise is better than none, and head out for a quick five or ten minute walk each lunchtime – only to return, not in the least out of breath, and then spend the afternoon munching on snacks and junk food! While the human body definitely requires activity, and even that five-minute walk can help a person to feel better in themselves, it doesn’t help from a weight loss or training point of view.
When an inactive, but fairly fit person decides they are going to exercise and heads out for a ten-mile run, they will probably be painfully stiff and sore the next day – and for a few days after that. This is not a healthy way to be: the body should feel exercised and perhaps a little stiff, but you should be able to walk it off without too much pain, distress or time passing.
The Goldilocks point for exercise arrives after your heart rate has been elevated for a couple of minutes: this is when your body really benefits from the exercise. Your metabolism picks up, your breathing rate increases and all the benefits of exercise are magnified. This is often the moment when your endorphins increase, giving you the ‘runners’ high’ – intense happiness that can carry you through the exercise and leave your mood elevated for hours afterwards.
This point can kick in as early as five minutes into a workout, and working out fairly intensively for the next ten minutes, before cooling down for the remaining five minutes. This means that, yes, a 20-minute workout can indeed be effective, if it is done properly and intensively. Taking a CBD supplement alongside these short intense workouts can aid recovery and boost results: increasing metabolism and circulation, promoting healthy digestion and improving general health.
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