Physical activity is an activity that enhances fitness, overall health and wellness. It provides a long term health benefit for everyone.
Being active burns a lot of calories from the food being eaten throughout the day. The intensity level of physical activity varies from person to person.
As such, a person can engage in as simple as walking a dog to as intense as running a marathon.
Especially, if children start doing a form of physical activity at an early age, then it puts them on a path to better physical and mental health in the future.
Over the past 30 years, there has been a vast increase in obesity level, all over the world. In the United States, 17% of children and adolescents, and 34% of adults are obese. The health factors in America are shocking. It is said that the children who are born in the year 2000 or later, may not outlive their parents. Many studies indicate that overweight youth may never achieve a healthy weight, and up to 70% of obese teens may become obese adults.
Impact of physical activity on your health
If your weight is controlled and there is the physical activity being performed every day, there is a high chance that long term health risks can be avoided.
Children who don’t exercise on regular bases are prone to many life-long diseases like obesity, depression, premature ageing, etc.
Basic tips to improve physical fitness
Swimming is a great way to keep your body active and healthy. Also, can indulge in the games you like.
A fun thing to do to keep you active is by going on an adventure trek and a nature walk. It is both engaging and different from what you do on a regular basis.
Careers in fitness
There is also a high scope for going into careers related to physical activity. For example, a coach who is trained to teach children in performing physical activities and also physical trainers who train clients in performing physical activity.
Well, now that you know the importance of being fit, today is the golden chance to begin your fitness regime. Get, set and go!
By Maya Chebrol