Body Building

By: Syed Aqeel Hussain

Bodybuilding is a useful exercise to keep your body fit and shaped. It is the act of building up muscles by working out and shaping one's diet.

People choose to do it for recreation, for personal betterment or as a competitive sport.

Bodybuilding makes not only a fit body but also fit mind. The word bodybuilding itself denotes what this sport is all about. It is best among other sports when it comes to make your body proportionally shaped and fit.

The sport of bodybuilding is judged on the basis of physical appearance and demonstrations of the participants. There is currently a campaign to have bodybuilding adopted as an Olympic sport, but, this campaign is facing strong resistance by some sectors.

Bodybuilding as a sport is not athletic; therefore, it should not be confused with lifting sports or strongman competitions. The focus on bodybuilding is a specific aesthetic and balance of muscle mass.

Eugen Sandow was the Father of modern bodybuilding. It is a life-changing activity.

Following are the benefits of bodybuilding:

Good looking body, Strength of muscles, Increased production of anabolic hormones, Harder bones and tendons, Better posture.

Bodybuilding has undoubtedly great benefits. It makes us more muscular, generally, better looking and also more confident, stronger, healthier and happier.

On other hand, there are also some defects of bodybuilding, many people especially youngsters do not follow the rules of bodybuilding and get injured, sometime, it causes serious injuries.

Some people use steroids and other supplements for increasing their body mass that is very harmful for health and it causes different kinds of harmful diseases like cancer.