YOUR GUT YET ?
By Jay Chatterjee & Roshmi Raychaudhuri
The 6-pack abs are the stuff of every man's
(and woman's) dreams! But there is more to these muscles than
just making you look good. The abdominal muscles, the rectus
abdominus, jointly with the obliques, act as a 'girdle' to hold
and protect your most vital organs. In addition to facilitating
movements of the trunk and legs, these muscles provide support
and protection for the liver, kidneys, pancreas, and of course
the stomach. If you allow these muscles to go lax and flabby
they cannot support these organs, or the lower spine, leading
in time to digestive disorders and back problems. In fact, almost
80% of all lower back pain is a direct result of weakness of
the abdominal muscles.
Of course, its not only the overweight who
suffer from abdominal prolapse. Excess weight increases the
chances, but a potbelly can develop in anyone who neglects to
keep the abdominal muscles strong and elastic. Not only that,
researchers have found that men with pot bellies have a radically
higher risk of death from heart diseases. Every extra inch on
your waist therefore takes away a few years from your life span.
Is that extra doughnut really worth the risk?
While we're cautioning you against ingesting extra calories,
there is only one foolproof way to keep the abdominal muscles
in shape, and the pot belly away! Make sure that they get a
good work out. And, whichever mode you decide on, be consistent.
Aerobics exercises are good for all round
conditioning. But to achieve it you must engage in vigorous,
sustained exercise at least three times a week. Your pulse rate
must be raised to a target range and maintained at that range
for at least 20 minutes at a stretch.
Brisk walking burns approximately the same
amount of calories per mile. as does running. The good news
for heavier individuals is that they will burn more calories
than lighter persons. For example, a 110-pound person burns
about half as many calories as a 210-pound person walking at
the same pace for the same distance. Of course, a more vigorous
walking pace will produce better conditioning.
However, in our opinion, Yoga is the best
gentle conditioner of the abdominal muscles. It imbues the muscles
with strength, tone and elasticity with the least amount of
physical exertion and stress. Certain postures in the exercise
set that comprises the Tibetan Rejuvenation
Yoga system, for instance, focus on the abdominal area.
Not only are the focus muscles stretched and strengthened, the
inner organs are also massaged by the rhythmic breathing cycle
that must coordinate with the physical movements.
So, this season, make a resolve to take control
of your health. Take the first steps to getting rid of that
pot belly. For a better, and longer life, schedule an exercise
regimen to lose your gut(s)!
*** by Jay Chatterjee & Roshmi Raychaudhuri
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Chatterjee, a Chartered Accountant and ex-Corporate Banker,
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of natural therapies. On a trip to the Himalayan foothills,
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