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Health Fitness and Exercise


If you ask random people how often do they exercise, you’ll come out with funny answers like “I’m not fat, so there’s no point in exercising” or “if I try exercising, I might die because I’m already slim” Lol. OK here it is.

Health is simply the condition of a person’s body or mind; the state of being physically and mentally healthy. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, Health isn’t just a mere absence of disease, it is a dynamic expression of life.

Apparently, there are various ways to stay healthy which includes food and diet, Fitness and exercise, style and beauty, beauty and hair makeovers, body and mind healing, sex and love. But as the topic implies, my discussion will be on Fitness and Exercise…

Physical exercise enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Physical exercise strengthens muscles and improves the cardiovascular system.

According to the National Institute of Health(NIH), there are 4 types of exercises:


1. Endurance Exercises

2. Strength Exercises

3. Balance Exercises

4. Flexibility Exercises

which is also known as aerobic activities increase your breathing and heart rate. They keep your lungs, heart, and circulatory system healthy and improves overall fitness. These activities includes jogging, brisk walk and dancing.

2. Strength exercises makes your muscles stronger, they might help you stay independent. These activities includes lifting weights, using resistance bands, and also using your own body weight.

3. Balance exercises helps prevent falls, a common problem in older adults. These exercise includes standing on one foot, lunges, squats, wall sit and many more exercises which you can find via this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClZqSEtwaV8bIS3ZjtYNdvQ .


4. Flexibility Exercises stretches your muscles and can help your body stay limber(warmed up). Being flexible gives you more freedom of movement for other exercises as well as for your everyday activities. One basic way to achieve flexibility is simply by practicing Yoga.

Having known all these, I hope you’ll agree with me that exercises isn’t just for fat people, it’s for everyone. It’s simply a form of staying healthy.

 

 

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