Importance of Staying Active
Staying active is a crucial part of maintaining good health and wellness, it allows you to do activities that require a certain level of physical fitness. Such as taking a hike with your family or rock climbing with a group of friends. There are numerous health advantages to physical fitness. Regular exercise and physical activity promotes strong muscles and bones. It improves respiratory, cardiovascular health, and overall health. Staying active can also help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and reduce your risk for some cancers. Did you know that staying active can also greatly reduce your risk for injuries? Regular exercise and physical activity increase muscle strength, bone density, flexibility, and stability. Physical fitness can reduce your risk for and resilience to accidental injuries, especially as you get older. For example, stronger muscles and better balance mean that you’re less likely to slip and fall, and stronger bones mean that your less likely to suffer bone injuries should you take a tumble. Which is why we promote (and teach) senior yoga, here at Teesha Yoga, as it offers a wide range of physical benefits for our older clients who may need some assistance establishing a stronger physical foundation.
Not to mention, staying active boosts your confidence, greatly improves your mental health and decreases your chances of developing any health related diseases. A sedentary lifestyle and a lack of physical activity can take a toll on a person’s body. Physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk for certain types of cancer, numerous chronic diseases, and mental health issues. Exercise, however, has been shown to improve mood and mental health, and provides numerous health benefits. Of course physical fitness also allows you to do things that you may not otherwise be able to do. It also increases your life expectancy! Numerous studies have shown that regular physical activity increases life expectancy and reduces the risk of premature mortality. There’s not a magic formula that translates hours of physical activity into hours of life gained, but research suggests that people who are more active tend to be healthier and tend to live longer. Think about it! All the famous senior athletes are shown up and moving, staying active at the high ages of 85 to 95.
To put it simply, physical activity and exercise is important for everyone. Children, adolescents, and adults of all ages need regular physical activity. Physical activity promotes good health, and you should stay active throughout all stages of your life regardless of your body type or BMI. Understanding the benefits of physical fitness and knowing how active you should be can help you maintain good health and improve your overall quality of life. Join us for a session to experience the benefits of regular physical activity and together we can help you to enjoy staying active as much as we do here at Teesha Yoga!