HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Apr 25, 2023
The health benefits of moving are many, and also completely free!
When we move, we get a stronger body that is more resistant to disease, we lower the stress levels in the body, which in turn leads to less anxiety and depression. Besides that, movement is also the best exercise for the brain!
Lots of research shows that consistent movement for 30 minutes a day is enough for you to get clear health benefits. You should get your heart rate up and be out of breath, the less trained you are, the greater the effects.
Physical activity is like medicine for the body and is considered a form of treatment. An active lifestyle reduces the risks of public diseases such as diabetes and certain types of cancer. The heart gets stronger from movement, the skeleton is strengthened, we also see positive effects on the immune system, blood fats and blood sugar regulation.
Recently, research has shown that exercise also has a positive effect on the brain. Movement provides increased concentration, creativity, improved learning ability, better memory, reduced depression and anxiety.
The most important thing is to find a level of training that suits you. If you are completely exhausted, it is of course not possible to start training hard every day. Then you need to start by resting and then start walking five minutes a day, and gradually build on your training.
Anders Hansen, Brainy
Article at Karolinska Institutet, https://ki.se/forskning/fa-upp-pulsen-30-minuter-per-dag