A healthy life is one of the basic requirements of all human being. Everyone needs to be strong, graceful, to move with ease. They want to accept physical, emotional and mental challenges without strains. All this depends on the good health of the people and their physical fitness, which support the mental and emotional energy and resilience as well.
Fitness refers to the characteristics that enable the body to perform physical work. Good health and fitness, therefore, enhance the person able to meet routine physical demands with enough energy reserve they possess and to withstand stress easily. Fitness depends on a regular physical activity which promotes health and prevents diseases. Activities that promote fitness are themselves very enjoyable and they lead to award even in term of physical improvements.
If you want to be healthy and fit you need to be active. In general, fit and healthy people enjoys restful sleep, nutritional health, optimal body compositions and bone density, enhance resistance to colds and other infectious diseases, strong circulation and lung function, low risk of cardiovascular diseases, low risk of diabetes, low incidence and severity of anxiety and depression, strong self image and long and high quality of life in the long run.
As person become physically fit, the health of the entire body improves. To acquire good health, a person needs to develop enough flexibility, muscle strength, muscle endurance and cardiorespiratory endurance. In this context some of the fitness exercises important for your health are:
Strength and Resistance Exercises: They include bodybuilding and weightlifting. These provide flexibility and increase muscle strength. Increase muscle strength allows them to work harder and longer without getting fatigued. But before starting the fitness program make sure it is safe for you to do so. If you want to lose extra weight, resistance training is good in this regard since muscles have more areas to burn fats. These exercises also improve the weaken muscles.
Flexibility Exercises: Flexibility means the capacity of the joints to move through a full range of motion and the ability to bend and recover without injury. It is helpful as it allows the joints to move with less injury. These exercises allow breathing naturally and deeply and increasing circulation and removing muscle tensions.
Cardiovascular Exercises: There is a number of such exercises. A simple one is skipping, running, jogging and brisk walking, climbing stairs, swimming etc. Others include aerobic exercises, the main purpose of these are the utilization of glycogen for their power instead of oxygen. The benefits include increased cardiac output, improved ability of lungs and heart to deliver oxygen, muscles of the heart become strong and enable you to engage in any activity for a longer period of time.
So these are some of the basic healthy exercises. You can maintain yourself healthy by engaging yourself in different activities like playing badminton, basketball, softball, and workouts. Crunches are also good exercises that enable one to achieve the desired shape and body figure.
In a nutshell, physical activity brings positive reward: good health, long life and freedom from diseases.
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.