Know the Benefits of Physical Activity
Regular physical activity can improve blood circulation, strengthen the immune system, help you lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and strengthen bones, for example. This benefit can be achieved in about 1 month after starting routine physical activities, such as walking, jumping, running, dancing, or weight training.

In addition, physical activity after school is a good strategy to consolidate learning because of increased brain blood circulation and increased catecholamine which are important for memory.


People who are overweight must exercise at least 5 times a week for 90 minutes to burn fat and it’s recommended to use home gym equipment. The elderly can also exercise and the most suitable are those who are in accordance with bodily functions. In the case of joint pain, water exercises such as swimming or water aerobics should be preferred.

Benefits of physical activity

Regular physical activity is important to improve the quality of life and the willingness to do daily activities, so it is important for people of all ages to exercise. The main benefits of physical activity are:

    Combat excess weight;
    Increase self-esteem and increase well-being
    Reducing depression;
    Improving school performance for children and adolescents;
    Reduces stress and fatigue;
    Improve mood;
    Promotes the strengthening of the immune system;
    Increase muscle strength and endurance;
    Strengthen bones and joints;
    Improve posture;
    Reduce pain;
    Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease;
    Improve skin appearance.

Regular physical activity is indicated for individuals of all ages. However, children under 12 should choose sports such as dancing, soccer or karate, for example, because this exercise can be done 1 or 2 times a week and is most suitable for this age group.

Adults and parents must pay attention to weight because when they are underweight, they should not exercise regularly to avoid excessive calorie expenditure.

It is important that before starting the exercise, an examination is performed to check the general health of the person and thus it is possible to show the best type of exercise and the intensity indicated, for example. In addition, it is important to be accompanied by trained professionals to reduce the risk of injury. To get all the benefits, it is important that the practice of physical activity is accompanied by a healthy and balanced diet.

How to start training exercises

Before starting to exercise, it is important that a medical examination is done to check the joints and heart function, especially if the person is sedentary. In this way the doctor can show if there is exercise that is not indicated, the ideal intensity for exercise training and the person's need to be accompanied by a sports teacher or physiotherapist, for example.

Starting physical activity can be very difficult for people who are not familiar with it, so it is advisable to do light exercise and preferably outdoors, for example walking. Ideally the exercise should be done 3 to 5 times a week, but you can start slowly, doing it only 2 days a week for 30 to 60 minutes. From the second week, you can increase the frequency to 3 or 4 days, according to time.

When physical activity is not indicated

Physical activity is recommended for people of all ages, but people who have hypertension or become pregnant with preeclampsia, for example, must be accompanied by a physical education professional to avoid complications. Because it is important to do a test before exercise begins, especially tests that assess heart health. Get to know the ultimate heart exam.

People with hypertension, for example, have a higher risk of experiencing abnormal heartbeats during intense physical activity, preferring infarction and stroke, for example. Hypertensive people most often do not need professional follow-up during exercise, but must be under pressure and avoid activities that are very intense until recommended by the doctor, giving preference to mild to moderate activities.

So, it is important to be aware of some situations during exercise, such as chest pain, abnormal shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations, for example. It is recommended to stop the activity and seek advice from a cardiologist.

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