In the colder months, we spend less time sitting at a table or chair in front of the TV, reducing spontaneous activity. However, the inclusion of daily exercise in your daily routine is very important and beneficial to our health. Do you know how exercise affects your health and why it is so important?
Durability and quality of life. Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of disease and death. One way to lose weight and keep it at a proper level is through diet and exercise. In addition to losing weight, the latter also strengthens muscles, which allows you to stay awake for a long time.
The optimal range of BMI for adults under 60 is from 20 to 25 kg / m2. Given these limitations, people with BMI are considered to have the lowest risk of death for any reason. So, let’s keep the weight that will allow us to keep this figure at the proper level so that we can live a quality and long life. The optimal body weight for people over 60 is higher than for young people, so do not try to reduce it sharply, if it does not deviate too much from the level of 25 kg / m2.
Physical activity stimulates the immune system. This is especially true with age. Lifelong exercise makes us more resistant to disease with age and responds better to vaccines. You don’t need to be an athlete to make your immune system effective. It is enough to move constantly with moderate intensity. Remember, even if you haven’t been active yet, it’s never too late to start!
Regular exercise has a beneficial effect on our psyche. This is due, among other things, to the effects of exercise on neurohormones that work in the nervous system. Through them, the force changes the emotions you feel. The main aspects that affect exercise are stress, anxiety and depression.Regular, regular exercise changes your sense of stress. It will not be short and tense. So if you have a very hard job, exercise will somehow help you “immunize” and reduce.
Medium-intensity exercise lasting 20-40 minutes will help reduce anxiety. This effect depends on the time, so we need to practice for at least 20 minutes. The anxiolytic effect lasts from 4 to 6 hours. So, if you struggle with high anxiety every day, you can add a morning workout to your daily life.
Physical activity is also very beneficial for depression. Regularly, 3 times a week, with the help of moderate-intensity exercise, we can improve our mood relatively quickly. In addition, by including regular exercise in our lifestyle, we can significantly reduce the risk of recurrence of depression.