The term physical activity includes all the activities and activities of the person during the day, such as grocery shopping, carrying bags, climbing stairs, walking from the office to the car, playing with children, and traditional activities such as walking, running or weight lifting.

Physical activity has health and physical benefits. It helps control weight and reduces the risk of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers. In many societies they are also part of the social image of the individual.

In the past, many people looked at the subject of sport and physical activity on the basis of all or nothing. Either a person is an active runner who works hours of the day with a healthy weight, or is idle to spend time sitting in front of the TV on the couch eating fast food.

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But doctors say this is a very wrong view. Every activity of a person counts and burns some calories that, when collected, make changes that may be crucial to a person's health. In his lifetime, persistent and persistent water pellets dig mountains and make valleys.
Medical recommendations emphasize the introduction of physical activity into the routine of daily life and make it part of the person's lifestyle. For example, you can set a rule not to use the car in distances of less than five hundred meters and walking on your feet. It is true that sport in the club sports burn more calories, but what does not realize all does not leave him, and whatever you realize from the sport is excellent and beneficial to your health

Benefits of physical activity and sports
Help with weight control.
Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Prevention of some types of cancer.
There is a potential role for sports in preventing depression.
Help improve blood sugar and fat levels, and raise the concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in the blood.
Prevention and control of some chronic diseases such as heart disease and hypertension.
Improve mood and help reduce stress.
Strengthen muscles and maintain muscle mass.
Improve the sexual health of men and women.
Helping to get a good sleep, provided you do not exercise just before bedtime, as this may activate you, but make the exercise several hours before bedtime.
Physical activities are divided into three main groups, each of which has characteristics and develops a specific aspect of your body, muscles and bones:

Aerobic exercise: the activities during which the body consumes oxygen during the production of energy necessary for its performance, including walking, walking, jogging, running, swimming, cleaning the house and playing with the young.

Walking is the most popular aerobic exercise. It is an easy exercise that does not require special equipment, with the exception of a suitable athletic shoe. It is suitable for most people and can be practiced on the beach, on the slopes of the mountains or even in the hallway.

Strength exercises: Activities that include resistance to another strength, such as weight resistance when doing pressure exercise, weight loss, or weight of vegetables in your bag. Usually the body in these exercises activate the process of anaerobic breathing to produce the energy needed for the muscles.

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Power exercises are important for the body. They keep your body mass and resist falling as you age. After the age of 30, we lose 1% of our muscle mass each year. This means that we become weaker and lower our metabolic rate. The amount of calories burned by the body at rest time to perform its basic functions.

With your lower metabolism, you burn less calories, increasing your risk of additional kilograms of fat. Maintaining and increasing your basic metabolism helps you stay healthy. This is what strength exercises that maintain and increase muscle mass do.

When your primary metabolism increases, it means that you burn more calories even when you are sitting because your large amount of muscle needs more calories even during rest. It's like earning money while you're sleeping in bed.

Stretching exercises are the activities that give the joints and muscles the flexibility to exercise and other daily activities.

How much exercise do you need?
The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults who are healthy and without disease;

Exercise 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity strength per week, or 75 minutes of strong aerobic activities per week.
Exercise strength exercises at least twice a week.
For children or adults with health problems, consult your doctor to determine the appropriate sports program for your health condition.