Body exercise is highly recommended for good body shape, health and improving the immune system, and reduced stress levels. Body exercise compliments good nutrition improving the overall health condition of a person. There are different supporting statements to the advantage of good nutrition and body exercise. There are various research articles that prove this notion. This paper highlights some of the studies carried out to articulate the importance of body exercise. It also discusses various nutritional study aspects that strengthen human body besides exercise.
A research carried out by Kemmler et al. (2004) describes the benefits of intense exercise on bone density in postmenopausal osteopenic women. There is sufficient evidence to believe that the negative health effects associated with menopause may be managed through body exercise. The participants in the study were carried through rigorous training sessions from warm-ups and endurance sequence, jumping, strength and flexibility sequences. The participants consisted of women in their early post menopausal stage were examined for 26 months. The study concluded that long-term exercise programs focused on bone density not only improve physical fitness, but also reduce back pains and bone loss in women. Physical exercises also decrease the risk of coronary heart disease.
Nikolaidis et al. (2012) did a research to find out whether increased intake of vitamins C and E would help impair intensive exercising to people. The main participants in the study were the rats that were used as specimen for this research. Different groups of researchers were interested in varying results of the study. From 10 possible studies done to prove there is effect in vitamin C and E supplement intake to the adaptation of active person’s health, two yielded negative results, two confirmed possibilities and six showed no clear effects. There were similar studies on humans that had calculated doses of vitamins C and E to be used. They yielded similar results to the rat specimens. It is worth noting that for the older rats there was little or no effect, but for the younger active rats, the studies showed that it is possible for well trained people to suffer negatively with antioxidant supplementation in their performance for there is little room for improvement. The younger rats are more active than the older ones, thus the study lacked a clear conclusive answer. This does not mean people should not take vitamins C and E, but should exercise caution of the levels sufficient for the body. This study left many unanswered questions although it turned the spotlight to possible negative effects of surplus vitamins and antioxidants in the active body.
Stewart et al. (2010) carried out a study on the influence of resistance in exercise intensity in older people with unchanged habit in nutrition intake. The results indicated that those subjected to low resistance training had low advantage in muscle strength compared to those subjected to high intensity resistance program. The muscle thickness was greater to those who experienced high resistance-training program compared to the others. This study managed to show that endocrine adaptations are significant to the older people in exercising, and there are functional advantages to those practicing high intensive resistance training.
The above studies support the general idea that health and training (exercising) are compatible and complement the human body processes. It is essential to note that even though the study by Nikolaidis et al. (2012) had varying results, there was consensus that regularly active people should not take too much vitamin C and E.