We have always heard the words ‘fitness’ and ‘health’. We use it ourselves when we say such phrases like ‘fitness is the key’ and ‘health is wealth’. The word health means the idea of ‘being well’. When a person is well physically as well as mentally, we call that person healthy and fit.
A healthy lifestyle demands regular exercise, and it is an integral part of being fit. Scientific studies show us the various benefits on our body. Not only does regular exercise help you reduce your risk of developing diseases and manage your weight, but it can also help prevent and treat mental health problems. Exercise is a great way to unwind from the stresses of life and can improve your wellbeing and mood. No matter what one’s age, everyone gets benefitted from regular exercise. To instil healthy habits that may last a lifetime, it’s convenient to start from an early age.
Exercise stimulates muscles development, joints and bones; lungs and heart too work better. It helps children maintain a constant healthy weight. Daily exercise also gives kids the opportunity to make friends and interact with other people. Exercise helps young people manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Compared with previous generations, sedentary lifestyles, jobs, and long commutes have put us more at risk of the dangers of inactivity and unhealthy. Guidelines recommend us to take as much opportunity as we can to do exercise and be active. Every adult should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity over the course of the week. Strengthening exercises are also very important to do at least two days a week. Activities such as exercising with weights or heavy gardening can be included in strengthening exercises.
Exercising regularly also reduces the risks of hypertension or high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease and some cancers.
Another important thing is drinking enough water to keep you hydrated and eating the right foods to provide the fuel you need to exercise. It’s sure that a person stays happier being fit and healthy. Last but not less important is the increase of the self-confidence.