Life Fitness - What we live for
Health & Wellness
Each of us will make our own choice by moving towards a personal search for well-being; made of a curated image, synonymous with a great gesture of love for one's own body, but also of an image that can not ignore the care of the state of mental and social well-being.
There is more to getting fit than going to the gym. Taking up a sport is a fast and fun way to boost your energy, motivation and well-being. Because sport is more unpredictable than the gym, you will test your muscles, spatial awareness, speed and strength to their limit. Without goals, sports psychologists say, boredom soon ensues and motivation dwindles.
... "Gyms are important for base fitness, but they can be quite sterile environments that some people find intimidating," ... [Dr D. Mc.Cullough Sports Psychologist at Roehampton University and Alain Stein, BTA Physiotherapist] ... "if you switch your aim to exercising in order to get fit for a particular sport, the physical and emotional benefits can be huge." ...
The evidence is clear—physical activity can make you feel better, function better, and sleep better. Even one session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduces anxiety, and even short bouts of physical activity are beneficial. Being physically active also fosters normal growth and development, improves overall health, can reduce the risk of various chronic diseases.
Physical activity recommendations for different age groups:
Preschool-Aged Childern (3-5years) Physical Activity every day throughout the day. Active play through a variety of enjoyable physical activities.
Chldren and Adolescents (6-17years) 60 mins or more of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity daily. (that strenghts muscels and bones)
Adults (18-64years) At least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking. At least 2 days a week of activities that strengthen muscles.
Older Adults (65years and older) At least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity such as brisk walking. At least 2 days a week of activities that strengthen muscles. Activities to improve balance such as standing on one foot.
To make sure you’ll stick with it, pick physical activities that you enjoy and match your abilities. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some examples of weekly physical activity schedules that meet recommended levels of physical activity.
A way to understand and measure the intensity of aerobic activity is by understanding intensity and how physical activity affects heart rate and breathing.
The talk test is a simple way to measure relative intensity. In general, if you’re doing moderate-intensity activity, you can talk but not sing during the activity.
Walking briskly (3 miles per hour or faster, but not race-walking) - Water aerobics - Bicycling slower than 10 miles per hour on primarily flat or level terrain without hills - Tennis (doubles) - Ballroom dancing - General gardening.
In general, if you’re doing vigorous-intensity activity, you will not be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.
Race walking - jogging, or running - Swimming laps - Tennis (singles) - Aerobic dancing - Bicycling 10 miles per hour or faster that may include hills - Jumping rope - Heavy gardening (continuous digging or hoeing) - Hiking uphill or with a heavy backpack.
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Benefits of stretching in the morning