There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Use 30 of them for physical activity. Do you want to live a long, healthy life? I know I do. Being physically active every day is one important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. To be physically active, you do not have to be an athlete. Research shows that regular physical activity can promote psychological well-being and even aid in reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. Because of this, each and every one of you should be active for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.Some of these physical activities can include simple things, such as walking, dancing, swimming, bicycling, yoga, running and even mowing the lawn.
Even if you have a busy day, you can get some of your physical activity in as you are performing your everyday tasks. Take stairs instead of escalators and elevators or Park farther from the store and walk through the parking lot. The key is to find the right exercise for you. Soccer and running have kept me active throughout my entire life. I have played since the age of 5, and although I finished after high school, I work out on a regular basis and am currently in search of a soccer team.Soccer was once quoted as “the greatest sport of all time” and is the fastest growing and most popular sport in the world. In order to add to the growth of this amazing sport, some of you should join a team and get fit! You are more likely to stay motivated if you enjoy the physical activity you take part in. It is concluded by doctors that physical activity is associated with many health benefits: It Strengthens your heart, lungs, bones and muscles, Gives you more energy and strength, Helps control your weight and blood pressure, Helps you handle stress, Helps your quality of sleep and Helps you feel better about how you look.
When you are not physically active, you are more likely to: Get Coronary heart disease- Inactive people have double the risk of having a heart attack compared with those who are regularly physically active Strokes- One study found that women aged 45 and older who walk briskly (more than 2 hours a week), reduce their risk of a stroke by a third compared with less active women Weight control is also an important factor in Physical activity. It helps to burn off excess fat.Regular activity combined with a healthy diet is the best way to lose weight I know how possible it is to deal with stress throughout the week, especially being a college student. Stress is normal, and I am sure all of you get stressed out quite often. If you’re feeling a bit stressed, exercise! This is a great stress reliever. Studies show that stress may even cause weight gain. When a person is stressed, the body releases cortisol, known as the stress hormone. When cortisol is released into your body, it stimulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism and stimulates insulin release and maintenance of blood sugar.
The End result, is an increase in appetite. So, when a person feels stressed, their appetite is increased, leading to consuming more calories and potential weight gain. Don’t panic! You don’t have to run a full marathon to relieve some stress. In addition to relieving stress, being physically active will add more energy throughout your day. So, if each of you start your day with a quick workout, You will feel more and look more energetic then you do watching all of these speeches today. While exercising, endorphins are released into your bloodstream, giving you that energy boost that can last the whole day.Although you may feel exhausted after your workout, this is a good kind of exhaustion and not the same as feeling fatigued.
Physical activity does not have to be made into a chore. It instead can be thought of as fun if you make it that! For example, every year there is a run called the “color run” which is defined as the happiest 5k on the planet—a unique paint race focusing on promoting healthy living and celebrating healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.The 2 rules of the color run are that you wear all white at the starting line, and finish off plastered in color. The color run is so fun and you have such a great time with your friends, that you almost forget you are getting your physical activity in for that day. If many of you feel as though you do not have enough time to exercise, you find it boring, you are too tired, or you lack confidence in your ability to be physically active, think again.Despite these feelings, the importance of being physically active is vital and necessary.
Don’t be a couch potato, and get started as soon as possible. Always remember that no matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change. The bottom line is – the health benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks of getting hurt. Only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.
Do you want to be considered one of those 3?