Isabela Popa, Diana Protasiewicz, Cristina Muntean, Simona Georgiana Popa and Maria Mota
Phisical activity, regularly performed, give us a lot of health benefit, especially inpreventing cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus (DM) and obesity. Physicalexercise, defined as a controlled, progressive, supervised, requires muscular activity,involving energy consumption through metabolic and thermoregulatory processes. Itcan be classified as aerobic and anaerobic, according to the metabolic processesthat take place. The metabolic equivalent (MET) represents the body’s energyconsumption during rest and it is used for quantifying fhisical activity (for example,a MET value of 3 would require 3 times the energy that is consumed at rest). Musclecontraction has two different phases: the isometric one (usually during the first partof the contraction) and the isotonic one. This article presents the interrelation ofphisical activity with with the complexity of metabolic patwais, bringing thearguments for the necessity of performing regular and controlled phisical activity.
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