The Effects Of Sports On Health At All Ages

Who does not know that sport is good for our body and our mind? Through this article simply and concisely, we list the benefits of regular sporting activity. The scientific world is unequivocal:

Sports Is Health

First of all, you should know that the practice of moderate physical activity (at a rate of about 3 hours per week) or intense physical activity (at least 20 minutes 3 times a week) helps to decrease up to 30% the risk of premature death.

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Physical Activities Allows You To:

  • Increase your muscle strength
  • Maintain muscle function essential for autonomy
  • To acquire and preserve your bone capital (resistance to fractures and slowing down of bone loss)
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • To strengthen your cardiac and respiratory capacities
  • Develop your flexibility and balance

Besides, Sports Reduces The Risk Of Diseases:

  • Cancers in general and more particularly colorectal cancer (40 to 50%), breast cancer (30 to 40%), endometrial cancer (30% on average), lung cancer, and prostate.
  • It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and the risk of high blood pressure
  • It regulates your diabetes and your cholesterol
  • It lowers the risk of osteoporosis
  • It minimizes the risk of overweight and obesity

Finally, On A Mental Level, Physical Activities Allow You To:

  • Release certain relaxing and pain-relieving hormones for your body
  • Improve stress management and reduce your anxiety
  • Improve the quality of sleep by allowing it to be more restorative
  • Improve body image and increase your self-esteem
  • To convey a factor of social integration if you practice in a group
  • To reduce the risk of certain diseases such as depression or Alzheimer’s disease

As we have just seen, playing sports is essential for better health daily. If you are not a fan of fitness and classes or if you have absolutely no time, we suggest that you start by walking at moderate to fast speed through the streets of your city. It’s a simple and fun way to get started. Finally, go up the stairs, avoid the elevators, get around on foot or by bike …

This article is now complete. For more information on the benefits of sport and physical activity in general, do not hesitate to inquire in our gym. We will be happy to guide you according to your desires and your abilities. Sweating while having fun, is your goal!

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