Physical Activity & Fitness – The Health Indicator

by Joyce Ledet
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Health and Fitness are two inseparable partners that people from all generation have a craze on. Physical activity is the one and only way to achieve is to maintain a cordial relationship with the health and fitness duo.

In the recent days, people are so crazy about the fitness mantra and are ready to take any step towards attaining a fit and healthy lifestyle, but the only bitter truth is that all these efforts are so well planned but when it comes to execution part most of them fail. Most fitness enthusiasts have a thought that rigorous exercise is required to attain a fit body and a healthy lifestyle. It might be true to a certain extent, but it need not be so rigorous all the time.

An exercise is a form of Physical activity and it can be achieved by performing day-to-day tasks in a more organized manner. By organizing and managing your time, you will enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by just sparing a meager amount of time.

To ensure that you stay fit, you might follow any of the following physical activity

  • Activities That Strengthen Breathing

These activities regulate your breathing and enhance the functioning of your heart and blood vessels, by letting in a fresh and increased the flow of oxygen into your body. This is called Aerobics and includes the following everyday activities:

  1. Walking
  2. Dancing
  3. Swimming
  4. Water aerobics
  5. Jogging and running
  6. Cycling
  7. Light gardening activities
  8. Golfing

These might simple but all these activities, when done properly and regularly, will definitely enhance your health.

Swimmers are swimming "freestyle" pool at night.

  • Activities That Strengthen Muscles

Few people might desire to strengthen their muscles of different parts of the body like leg muscle, hip muscle, back muscle, chest muscle, stomach, and shoulder and arm muscles. People who undertake bodybuilding professionally mostly carry out these muscle-strengthening activities. This might include:

  1. Heavy works in the garden, which includes digging, shoveling and other activities involving usage of heavy garden tools.
  2. Weightlifting
  3. Push-ups
  4. Sit-ups
  5. Squats
  6. Working under an external elastic pressure.
  7. Pilates
  • Activities That Strengthen Flexibility

Most of the ailments and pains occur due to the inflexibility of the joints. To ensure that the joints are flexible and to prevent ailments that arise due to aging and other reasons, flexibility-enhancing exercises are the best option. These include:

  1. Simple Stretching
  2. Complex Stretching
  3. Yoga
  4. Tai Chi
  5. Pilates

Young woman practising yoga outdoors with copy-space

These exercises not only offer flexibility to the joints but also help in the proper functioning of both the body and the mind

While these physical activities are done to keep one fit and healthy, it is important to follow them constantly. Only continued effort will yield a positive result.

Importance of Physical Activity

Physical activity plays a vital role in today’s scenario. Today’s world is so very mechanized that one can find a machine to do almost all tasks. This deprives the human body of its required physical activity. Right from the TV remote to your washing machine, everything makes your life easy but coming to body fitness, these are indirect curses.

One should understand the importance of following a proper routine, which includes an ample amount of physical activity. This will help to:

  • Bring down the chances of diseases
  • Feel and Look better and younger
  • Have a fresh and healthy mind
  • Be independent all through the term of your life.
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle.

Lack of proper physical activity is the root cause of many risks like:

  • Depression
  • Ailments and aches
  • Diseases
  • Increased Blood pressure
  • Breathing problems
  • Coronary heart diseases
  • Bone damage
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Inability to move freely
  • Lack of sleep
  • Feeling of insecurity
  • Social stigma

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It is human to feel low when we are not in a presentable form. So to be fit and have a physical and mental confidence, it is impertinent that one carries out some form of physical activity to keep his internal and external organs in perfect working condition.

A healthy life is the most blessed life, so gift yourself a blessed life and this is totally dependent on you. Make time for maintaining your health and look. After all, nothing in your life is more important than you.




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