As a daily routine, I have been working out for the past few years.
I did not start this because of the recent TV ads or comedians, but I guess because I wanted to start a healthier lifestyle.
I am not trying to create a bodybuilder physique, nor am I living on a strict sugar-free or zero-carb diet.
I choose what I eat somewhat carefully, but basically I eat what I want and make sure I do enough exercise.
By exercising, I realized that training muscles is a lot like training the brain.
I say this with reason; by stimulating the central nervous system through exercising, dopamine, which activates the brain, is released.
I am sure that everyone has experienced the refreshing feeling after having exercised, like running a marathon.
This is due to the large amount of dopamine that creates a sensational feeling in the brain.
Recently, exercise for elderly people is gaining popularity as preventive medicine.
In fact, working out actually has a preventive effect on strokes and Alzheimer.
A while back, Kin-san and Gin-san, 100 year old twin sisters from Nagoya (they have both passed away) became famous and entertained Japanese people.
The sisters started a hamstring work out since they began to get on TV.
After continuous training, Kin-san and Gin-san were able to walk smoothly without trouble.
People who are into training their muscles were sometimes referred to as “Muscle Dummies,” but now we know that training can activate other parts of the body, and that it has a positive effect on daily life and work life, working out is valued higher than before.
No one can prevent aging, but it would be nice to be forever healthy and cheerful even as we get older.