Weight gain is one of the cause behind many health problems. We always ask people to lose some weight and most of the people choose to go gym. However, many beginners and even advanced gym visitors sometimes have unpleasant symptoms that occur due to an increase in physical activity. You should be ready for them in advance. And choose a better option for you.
1. Less sun exposure.
Gym workout means that you stay more time indoors and less time in outdoor. That means you miss the advantage of working out in the great outdoors like Vitamin D. Exposure to the sun’s rays for just 30 minutes a day is enough to get your daily guideline of Vitamin D.
2. It can effect your heart.
Too much of cardio can increase the demand on the heart, especially with long-term cardio, can actually increase cardiovascular risk up to seven times over. The heart is an important part of you that needs to be taken care of, so make sure you regularly check your heart rate when working out.
3. You are prone to injuries.
In Gym, you can suffer from serious injury. You push yourself physically, past your comfort level. The most common I notice in gym goers is IVDP, Disc displacement that can cause severe backache. Knee replacements and hip replacements aren’t too common – but they can happen. This is because of same repetitive exercise that puts the extra strain on our bodies. Your workout should be a mixture of “front-to-back” exercise such as running, cycling and swimming, with a switch to “side-to-side” training such as tennis, crossfit or basketball.
4. Diet imbalance
Let’s be honest; gymming leads to hardcore exercising and generally, this leads to an increase in our desire to consume more and more food. It is more difficult to control our urges and attraction towards food, generally junk food because it fills our tummy better. This leads to a disruption in your diet because one is supposed to eat a particular amount of food and particular kind of food, depending on what the workout is aiming for as an end result.
5. Poor mental health
You could be prone to anxiety, depression and poor mental health. An over stressed body could also lead to confusion, irritability, anger, and mood swings.
What are the better ways to lose weight rather than Gymming?
- Cycling and running in the big wide open will also make for more interesting Instagram shots and remember: fresh air doesn’t cost a thing!
- Join some dance classes or Pilates.
- Go for a walk in near by park, interact with people around there and stay stress free.
- Yoga is best way to exercise and it makes you disease free.
- Read this. How to lose weight as fast as possible in healthy way?