Does the fitness just looking toning the body in order to achieve an ideal figure to raise our self-esteem whenever we contemplate the other side of the mirror or something else ?, from our health blog we want to echo the benefits, not only from the aesthetic point of view but also from our own physical and mental wellbeing, we can bring fitness exercises.
In the last decade, the percentage of obesity has risen above the international average, as is established from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
If you stick to these data, we have to remember that one in six adults is obese and one in three children between 13 and 14 years old are overweight. Despite this reality, the reality is that surveys show that 8 out of 10 claim to have made changes in their lives over the past five years in order to improve their health.
Sport and, more specifically, fitness exercises can help us go for a healthier life, beyond our body toning and achieving that ideal silhouette that make us constantly get the media and appears printed on the covers of fashion magazines.
What are the benefits to our health fitness?
Among other things, these fitness exercises help us reduce the risk of aforementioned obesity, sedentary lifestyle lead us away, prevent cardiovascular problems and at the same time, will be useful for treating depression. We must not forget that the fitness is not related to bodybuilding, since, among other things, the first is aimed at improving the body to train the muscles, while the second improvement and toning the same is sought winning at all times in muscle mass.
Not to mention that in the fitness aerobic and anaerobic exercises are combined, while in bodybuilding only we focus on anaerobic power. By this we mean that it is not necessary to spend hours in the gym, because the goal of bodybuilding is to improve strength, endurance and mobility.
Moreover, studies confirm that 10 minutes of aerobic exercise help treat chronic pain and relax your body by releasing endorphins.
Regarding its benefits for treating depression, recent research shows that running or brisk walking can help relieve symptoms of such conditions. Indeed, by releasing endorphins to which we referred in previous lines, we can go for a sense of calm in our body. Even experts estimate that there are less likely to get sick after being exposed to situations of continued stress.
It is also not negligible know that a brisk walk of about 50 minutes, for 4 or 5 days a week will reduce the risk of influenza between 25% and 50%.
This type of exercise, sedentary abandoning the attitude that many of us find ourselves, will help improve the functioning of our intestinal transit. Analysis made in this regard determined that people with a toned belly have better digestion and experience less cases of constipation.
Another benefit to consider the fitness exercises for our health, related to reduced risk of colon cancer, as confirmed from the National Cancer Institute. However, the agency also remind us that in addition to this ongoing exercise is essential to bet on a healthier diet, increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables and replace red meat with fish, or at least reduce their intake.
The activity and physical exertion we print with fitness will enhance the movement of cells in our bone structure and thus creating new bone motivate, preventing its weakening. Running, jumping rope, swimming or training exercises muscles help us in this regard, decreasing the risk of osteoporosis.