Physical activity is an important way of detoxifying the body of an individual suffering from chemical dependency, so that long-lasting recovery may take place. The Department of Health and Human Services describes physical activities as movements which enhance health. In simple terms, Physical activity refers to bodily movements that exert the muscles and burns a greater amount of energy than staying idle. The body derives a lot of health benefits from physical activities. Physical activities include sports, walking, swimming, dancing, running, yoga, gardening and so on.
An exercise is a form of properly planned and choreographed physical activity. Examples of exercise include weightlifting, team sports, and aerobic classes.
In this article, we will highlight the health benefits which the lungs and heart can derive from physical activities. Furthermore, the article will touch on strategies to get you started and stay active. Physical activity is a cardinal aspect of maintaining a healthy heart lifestyle. To lead a lifestyle that will bring about a healthy heart, one must also develop habits such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating heart-friendly diet, keeping stress under control, and quitting substance abuse.
One of the best and most cost-effective ways of maintaining quality heart and lung health is by engaging in a regular physical activity. Other methods of keeping the heart and lungs healthy are by eating a healthy and well-rounded diet and staying away from drugs.
While many people shy away from physically exerting activities, the health benefits therein are enormous. However, all hope is not lost as little amounts of physical activity can bring about dramatic improvements in your health, but these can be increased by stepping up your physical activities.
At Hellenic Practice, we will teach you a personalized Physical Activity, a program that will benefit your health.
Physical activity can be categorized into four main groups which include:
Aerobic, Bone-strengthening, Muscle-strengthening, and Stretching. Aerobic activity is the form of physical activity with the highest positive impacts on your hearts and lungs, which is also known as endurance activity, involves working the large muscle groups of the arms and legs. Aerobic activities help to increase your heartbeat and makes it hard to breathe. Examples of aerobic activities include bicycling, dancing, jumping jacks, running, swimming, and walking. Constant aerobic exercise helps to strengthen your heart and lungs and improves their performance.
Other types of Physical Activity
Bone-strengthening, muscle-strengthening, and stretching are other forms of physical activities that benefit the body, these include physical activities such as jumping rope, lifting weights, running and walking. Bone-strengthening activities work the arms, eggs, and feet which support the body’s weight, making the muscles exert pressure against the bones, thereby strengthening the bones.
These include activities which include weight lifting, push-ups and sit-ups, climbing stairs, and gardening activities. Muscle strengthening activities help to enhance the strength, endurance, and power of the muscles.
Stretching is a physical activity which promotes the free movement of the joints and increases overall flexibility. Stretching activities include doing side stretches, touching of the toes, and yoga workouts.
Bone-strengthening and muscle-strengthening activities can also be aerobic if they work your heart and lungs harder than normal. Running, for instance, serves both aerobic and bone-strengthening purposes.