Beingactive can improve your health in many ways. It can give us instant andlong-term health benefits, lowers the risk of several diseases, for example diabetesand cardiovascular diseases. Most importantly, regular activity can improveyour quality of life. At least 30 minutes of exercise can help improve yourlife.
The more active you are the more likely you are to be happier. Physicalactivity can help relieve stress, tension and helps with anxiety. Many studieshave found that exercise helps depression and other mental health includinganxiety and stress. There are many views as to how exercise helps people withmental health.
Exercise may block negative thoughts or distract people fromdaily worries. Exercising with others provides an opportunity for increasedsocial contact like if you were to play on sports teams and to the gym.Increased fitness may lift your mood and improve sleep patterns. Overall it isvery important to stay active all throughout your life if you want to live ahappy, active life. The four fitness components are: Cardiovascular endurance,muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Cardiovascularendurance is being able to do things such as running, swimming for long periodsof time.
Your heart and lungs work effectively. Muscular endurance is when you’reable to use your muscles for a long period of times such as when liftingweights or doing squats. Muscular strengths are when your muscles can liftheavy amounts of weights.
Flexibility is when your joints can move in a fullrange of motions such as doing yoga. SMART stands for specific, measurable,agreed upon, realistic, time based. This means you base your workouts onspecific workouts for each day that you know you’ll be able to reach your goalsin a certain amount time that’s realistic.
FIIT goals stands for frequency,intensity, time, and type. The Overload Principle means that to improve, you needto keep working harder as your body adjusts to its workouts. Overloading alsoplays a role in skill learning. For example, if you play soccer you would needto keep working to your body to adjust to the sport.