Anima sana in corpore sano. This Latin sentence describes the ancient ideal ‘In a healthy body, a healthy spirit’. People spend millions a year on additives or dietary supplements, convinced that they will help them lose weight, relieve stress, nervousness and a bunch of other things. Are they not aware that sports can do all this – and much more! Physical activity helps in building and maintaining muscles, bones, joints; it is of use for those with diabetics and cardiovascular problems and is good as well as in many other segments of health.
The pace of life is such that only a few of us can include physical activity in their daily schedule. But you should not give up exercises because you can not practice it on a daily basis. You can manage to deal with some form of sport 2 to 3 times a week. It’s not important how old you are or how many pounds you are over, you must always try to be healthy and it is never too late for it. Most people are afraid of the fact that they will look ridiculous or cluttered in fitness centers and that they will be the most egregious there, that everyone else is in excellent form. Well, you see, that’s not true! You have to keep in mind that everyone has to start somewhere.
There are options
If you are not a fan of exercising in the gym, try aerobics. It consists of rhythmic exercises, engages large groups of muscles, and one training lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. Or you can start running, go to some beautiful park, somewhere where no one knows you, or if you don’t have much time run around your block.
The most important thing in any type of training is breathing! It is important to breathe properly, because you will save energy, perform exercises more correctly and efficiently, and the results will be faster. It should also be noted that only a properly performed exercise is a good exercise! If you exercise without thinking too much about how you do it, you will not get the maximum results, and worse, you can hurt yourself.
Always warm up before training. Your body must be prepared to avoid any cramps or serious injuries. After training, stretching is mandatory! What’s more, at the beginning your activity can only be based on the routine of heating and stretching.
How to start
Of course, we are aware that it is not always easy to start and be motivated, but here’s our suggestion: start by walking. For example, you can start with a 15-minute quick-walk in one direction, then return. In a few days you will cross the route for 10 minutes and then you must extend the route. This type of start is good for those who are not in shape or have excess weight because it is moderate and without risk of injury. Believe it, it’s so simple.