Physical activity is every activity that improves or maintains efficiency and good state of health. You should perform it because of various reasons, to strengthen your muscles and cardiovascular system, to develop skills in sports, or to lose weight. Frequent and regular exercising boosts the immune system and helps to prevent diseases of the heart, cardiovascular, or TYPE 2 diabetes. Exercising can also reduce the effects of childhood and adult obesity. What more, it also improves mental health and depression.
World Health Organization advises to weekly perform at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of intense training. After six months of regular activity, the genetic code of mitochondria of 70-year-old men/women resembles one of 25-year-old.
Benefits that come from exercising are obvious, yet most people still hesitate and postpone the decision to start their training, even though they have the knowledge.
Obesity and problems with exercise capacity are not convincing too. Unfortunately, the most drastic signals for change like heart attack, serious problems with back because of obesity, or diabetes, might as well be fatal.
When people are diagnosed with TYPE 2 diabetes, they feel distraught. Yet, diabetes is not a life sentence! It might be the start of positive changes.
One of the best ways to fight this sneaky disease is to keep the right body weight – it increases the lost tissues’ insulin sensitivity. Losing weight is not the only aspect that is important – regular exercising is essential as well. Exercises “consume” an excess of glycogen in muscles and control the concentration of glucose in the blood. What more, they make cells more sensitive to insulin, what allows the loss of weight and the better absorption of nutrients.
Fight with diabetes, so you could change not only your life, but also lives of your family and friends.
Same as diabetes, back pain is a part of civilization diseases. Most often, the result of this problems is a deformation of the natural curvature of the spine. The cause of lesions is abdominal obesity. What to do to ease the pain?
The easiest and healthiest method is to build the “corset” made of strong back and abdominal muscles to protect as like armor and to hold the proper posture. These muscle parts are essential for our health it any age.
One of the best type of physical activity to strengthen muscles is weight training. It should serve as the basis for your exercising because it is not only good for health and condition, but it also prevents injuries which we can sustain when doing sports.
Diverse strength training has many advantages:
Physical activity is the best investment in your health, and we can “invest” in any moment. It does not require big financial expenses. The cost of a equipment for a home gym is similar to a holiday trip.
It is worth to add that physical activity is a way to lengthen your life, improve your health, and ease the pain! Why are we saving huge financial resources for our pension system, when we are not doing much to use these resources for as long as it is possible? We should remember that our old age starts now. What we do for our health right now, will result in future.
Before exercising, realize what advantages you can get. Then, even an older person can be motivated to perform regular training, preferably in their own home gym.