It is proven that practising exercise regularly contributes to maintaining good health and preventing diseases. We explain all the benefits of physical exercise, both physically and psychologically.
Performing a regular and systematic physical activity has proven to be a very beneficial practice in the prevention of bad health as well as development, and rehabilitation of health while helping character, discipline and decision making in daily life.
Exercise, either short or long term, helps to establish mental well-being, improving the autonomy of the individual, memory, speed of ideas, etc., and promoting feelings as optimism or euphoria while it improves the self-esteem of people, which produces benefits in fighting against different diseases such as osteoporosis, hypertension or diabetes.
It does not mean that we have to do a lot of exercises to maintain a perfect body, but it is good to do sports daily in a moderate way. It may seem like an extreme to play sports on a daily basis, but the benefits are worth it. Also, it does not have to be too much, but enough.
All activities aimed at improving fitness (for example, after a long period of inactivity) must be carried out progressively. Each athlete must analyze the demands of their sport of choice before deciding their training plan.
The intensity of your exercise must be determined individually since they depend on your physical condition.
Biological benefits of physical exercise
- improves physical shape and endurance
- regulates the blood pressure
- increases or maintains bone density
- improves insulin resistance
- helps maintain body weight
- increases muscle tone and strength
- improves flexibility and mobility of the joints
- reduces the feeling of fatigue
Psychological benefits of physical exercise
- increase self-esteem
- improve self-image
- reduce social isolation
- reduce tension and stress
- reduce the level of depression
- help relax
- increases alertness;
- accidents decreases and injury
- increases general welfare.
What sports are the most recommended?
The ones you like the most The important thing is that you be constant. That you impose on yourself a few days and hours to do it (3-4 times a week).
If you haven’t played sports for a long time, you will find that the first days will be the hardest, but as time passes you will feel better and happier when you see how your fitness improves. Any sport you practice, always warm-up to prevent injury.
Are there situations in which it is not advisable to play sports?
Sport is always recommended. The important thing is to not overdo it. Avoid exhaustion.
If you have a chronic illness or previous injury (asthma, heart, kidneys, etc.), we advise you to consult your doctor. He will tell you about which sports are most recommended in your case.
Finally, 4 precautions that you should remember:
- Start exercising moderately and increase the intensity gradually
- Take care of hydration before, during and after exercise.
- Do not do sports that require more physical strength than you are capable of
- Talk to your doctor if you experience any problems or discomfort