What do you mean by Physical Activity?
It is defined as any bodily movement that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Physical inactivity is one of the major risk factors for mortality.
What are the pros of physical activity?
Yes, there are significant benefits for health from the activity.
Regular activities – such as walking, cycling etc, can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and depression.
Adequate physical activity – such as a regular workout in Gym etc, can reduce the risk of a musculoskeletal deformity and help control weight.
- Strengthens your muscles power
- develop body flexibility
- Makes you energetic
- Maintain your weight
- Strengthen your bones
- Physical Activity prevent or reduce the risk of diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, etc
- It reduces stress, relieves depression and anxiety
What are the Recommended levels of physical activity Should I do?
- Children and Teenage (5–17yrs) – 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity should be accumulated. (Reference WHO)
- Adults (18–64yrs) – 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity should be accumulated. (Reference WHO)
Here the term “accumulation” means to perform activities in multiple short sessions e.g. 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity should be performed 5 times per week.
Women often count Daily task in physical activities, is it so?
Yes, Daily task can be count in physical activities if it’s performed with moderate intensity for at least 10 minutes duration. Like, if you do walking, gardening, cycling – these all fall under aerobic activities. And if you want to make it count as a physical activity then- Plan it well, perform it for the least recommended time.
What are the precautions should I take?
It’s always recommended to perform certain exercise under expert advice. Though the major injury is not noted with some exercises performed at home. Given below are some tips for physical activity:
1. Choose physical activities according to your Body type.
Experts recommend choosing the activities that match your stamina and fitness level. Freshers should start with moderate activity like warming up with brisk walking, stretching etc.
2. Work out in the friendly environment.
Make sure that your workplace is comfortable. Space is well maintained, good ventilation so that maximum amount of fresh air can reach, Neither too hot nor to0 cold – well-balanced weather. Avoid exercising in the hottest part of the day as it increases the risk of dehydration etc.
3. Avoid excessive workout
Avoid doing exercise more than the recommended time. As heavy activity injured you because of stress on muscles and bones.
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Disclaimer: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.