Jun. 5, 2012
Is Your Body Building Up Or Breaking Down?
I believe reaching optimal health and a successful body transformation depends so much on your physiological and mental/emotion stress levels, which can effect whether your body is predominantly in an Anabolic or Catabolic state. To achieve your ideal body the anabolic/catabolic process is one of the more important health principles to understand.
The Anabolic State – A body that is in an anabolic state is rebuilding, repairing and reconstructing its tissues. In this state, the body constantly regenerates itself-repairing blood vessels and heart tissue, rebuilding old bone, and maintaining neural tissue health for good mental function, enhance memory and improved learning ability. This is what a successful body transformation is all about, not just how good you look but how your feeling and functioning too!
The Catabolic State – A body that is in an catabolic state is breaking down. The word catabolic is derived from the greek root for cataclysm, which means disaster. Spending too much time in a catabolic state can have disastrous effects on your health.
When the body operates under excessive stress the process of break down or tear apart may accelerate. Under prolonged catabolic conditions, the rate of breakdown of our muscle, organs, and bone increases further – ultimately causing illness, degenerative disease and rapid aging.
When our bodies spend more time in an anabolic rather than a catabolic state, a strong hormone/immune system develops. Maintaining an anabolic state prevents the development of chronic, degenerative diseases. For example, the constant renewal of our blood vessels and heart helps prevent cardiovascular disease, the regeneration of bone and joint tissue can prevent osteoporosis and arthritis.
Fortunately, we all have the power to control our health and create a lean, strong stress free body through proper nutrition & lifestyle habits, smart exercise, adaquate sleep and managed stress!