Sports, health and mood. How does all this connect?

Sports, health and mood. How does all this connect?

Sports, health and mood. How does all this connect?
Sports, health and mood. How does all this connect?

Exercise is good for your health. It is pointless to question this fact. Even for trivial morning exercises, regular exercise will significantly prolong life. Exercise can improve your physical and mental health. They also directly affect less obvious things.

SPORT AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

From a medical point of view, only 150 minutes of exercise per week is sufficient (only more than 20 minutes per day). There is no need to lift an iron or run a marathon, they will do simple exercises. It will strengthen bones, muscles and promote the growth of connective tissue.

But the main thing is that regular exercise will strengthen the cardiovascular system. This you get from 20 minutes of exercise every day:

  • normalization of blood pressure
  • lowering cholesterol levels
  • lower blood sugar
  • improving blood circulation (hemoglobin increases, the blood is more actively saturated with oxygen)
  • reduced stress hormone

In addition, exercise can increase joint flexibility and mobility, improve coordination and balance, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. According to some reports, regular exercise can help fight cancer.

Even the most basic exercises on a regular basis can halve the risk of diabetes and colon cancer. Reduce the risk of heart disease by 35%, reduce the risk of breast cancer by 20% and reduce the risk of early death by 30%.

SPORT AND WEIGHT LOSS

Even with moderate exercise, exercise will make our body burn more energy, which means more calories. Use carbs first, then fat and last but not least protein. If this exercise is accompanied by proper nutrition, then a person will begin to lose weight very quickly.

Let's take an example. For ordinary older men who do not exercise, they can eat 2000-2200 calories a day to maintain their weight. If I play football, I will burn 400 calories at a time. And go fast -300 kcal / hour. If you clean very hard, this can even be considered an exercise.

In addition, when people start exercising, they usually not only lose weight, but also develop bad habits. Quit smoking and alcohol, sleep and stress levels returned to normal. They all have a beneficial effect on the graphics.

SPORT AND THINKING

Regular exercise will help you better filter static noise, process information and react faster to different situations. These are the results of a study published in the medical journal  PubMed  .

Scientists note that all these effects occur only if athletes engage in contact sports, while avoiding serious brain injuries. They explain this as follows: during such a workout and even more so during the race, the overall noise level increases. From the general buzz of the voices of the coach, other players and fans, the athlete should focus only on the sounds that are important to him. This ability is preserved in everyday life.

In addition, these athletes, according to the study, have:

  • calmer and healthier functioning of the nervous system
  • development of social skills
  • good mood and increased self-esteem
  • improving cognitive and academic results (for pupils and students)

SPORT AND MOOD

During sports, the brain begins to actively produce the hormones of happiness - dopamine and serotonin. They not only improve mood, but also promote relaxation and a stable psyche. This in turn reduces the risk of developing depression by up to 30% and significantly reduces stress levels.

It has also been observed that a positive result also affects mood (especially in team sports). And also fresh air if the workout is not done in the gym, as the body gets more vitamin D.

SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION

Here we are not talking about simple exercises at home, but about sports that necessarily require socialization. At least with a coach. Such physical activity helps to expand the circle of friends and helps to find new friends.

At the top, in terms of socialization, of course, there are team sports. They need to find contact with other athletes (understand body language and even the most subtle gestures). This skill is preserved in everyday life.

SPORT AND BASIC VALUES

Regular physical activity also means teaching important values ​​that will help you throughout your life and allow you to become a true gentleman. Sport teaches respect for your opponents. For example, in old battles without rules, fighters, even after a brutal match, are extremely respectful of each other.

Sport teaches discipline, helps you become more responsible. It teaches you to set long-term goals and give up momentary benefits. Sport helps to understand that there are no victories without defeats. This skill will help you deal with any ups and downs in life and make it as calm and dignified as possible.