Watching people exercise is equivalent to doing a lightweight fitness
According to research, people’s exercise is equivalent to doing a light weight exercise, which can also increase heart rate.
Researchers implanted very fine milliseconds in the external nerves of the 9 volunteers tested. These parameters changed when watching a 22-minute jog video.
Experiments have found that unless you are not physically involved in the exercise, just watching other people ‘s exercise can also increase your heart rate and other indicators, which is equivalent to exercising yourself.
A new study shows that even if you are not physically involved in sports, you can increase your heart rate and other indicators just by watching other people ‘s sports, which is equivalent to exercising yourself.
Researchers have found that if you show someone a running video, your heart rate, breathing rate, skin blood flow, and sweating will increase. Once the running video is over, these indicators will return to normal.
The researchers implanted very fine microneedles in the external nerves of 9 volunteers, recording the electrical signals of nerve fibers connected to blood vessels, which is a very sensitive index of the body’s physiological response to physical and mental stress.
The subjects first saw a static picture of the movement on the computer screen, and the researchers recorded their muscle sympathetic response and other physiological parameters.
The data shows that none of these indices have changed.
However, these parameters changed when watching a 22-minute jog video.
“Although these changes are small, they all respond to the same exercise.
“Rachael Brown, the world’s top human sympathetic nervous system recording expert responsible for this research, said that because the subjects were sitting relaxed and experimenting, there was no actual muscle activity, so these dataWhat is shown is psychological, originated in consciousness, not physical.
This result is also consistent with recent research on emotions, and we found that watching emotional images, such as pornography, with emotions also increases our sympathetic nerve activity and sweating.
Scientists point out that this is a very important discovery, and it is also the first study to find that human muscle sympathetic nerves will become more active when watching sports.
“Recording these neural activities can provide a sensitive reference index for the body’s physiological response to physical or mental stress.
Vaughan Macefield, an expert at the University of Western Sydney School of Medicine (University of Western Sydney School of Medicine) who participated in the study, said, “We know that the sympathetic nervous system is responsible for supporting tissues such as the heart, sweat glands and blood vessels.Its activity will increase.
Now we prove that its activity will increase when watching sports videos, just like you are running.
The thesis research has been published in the International Journal of Advanced Science in Neuroscience (Front-end of Plant Neuroscience).
Researchers are distinguished. Although watching sports is equivalent to doing a small “fitness exercise”, they cannot be compared with real participation in sports.
Maxfield explained: “Looking at other people’s exercise may increase your heart rate and other physiological effects, but nothing can replace the health effects of leaving the sofa to exercise.