Terms like body building and muscle growth always sound so extreme. They sound worse than their meaning.
When we exercise our body undergoes some changes. It can be any form of exercise, simple cardiovascular activities like running, cycling, swimming or basic home exercises like push ups and pull ups. All these exercise put a strain on our bodies. These strains break our body on a cellular level and then the body reacts. During the sleep after exercise, our bodies work hard, not only to restore the damaged cells, but to increase their size so as to compensate for future strains. Continued, this process increases the size of our muscles and causes their growth which is termed as muscle growth. This muscle growth builds up our body which is bodybuilding.
Thus generally speaking, anyone involved in any kind of physical activity for a long time is actually a bodybuilder!
Engaging in any physical activity and eating healthy food is a healthy lifestyle choice. It not only wards off diseases of the sedentary life but also improves mood and increases immunity. It makes an individual fit and we all know that the fittest always survives.
A new term is aesthetic bodybuilding, where people build their bodies to simply look good. This kind of physique is attractive to many of our younger generations and I myself find it quite appealing which is the reason why i work out!