If we were to define sport, we would say a harmonious physique, a healthy heart and prevent the emergence of diseases associated with aging. In short, a long life that you can enjoy with joy. Specialists argue that it is necessary to develop your habit of moving daily from childhood and adolescence to later extend life expectancy.
Flavius Ursachi, headcoach at the Bodyshape Transformation Center, explains the health benefits of regular exercise based on international studies.
“Sport is the best medicine and should be prescribed to every person for health improvement, longevity and a general well-being. Regularly followed, it reduces medical costs throughout life, helps you get a more restful sleep, and increases productivity in day to day activities. It is valid for anyone, at any age, child or adult, young or old, short or tall, weak or robust and, if done properly, has no side effects or side effects. It is the most powerful remedy in the world and it is good to be followed since childhood and adolescence to become a natural part of every person’s lifestyle. Unfortunately, traditional medicine is far from prescribing this “medicine,” because it is far too preoccupied to treat medical conditions rather than prevent them. A 2016 study, led by Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., NCI, shows that regular physical activity reduces the risk of 13 types of cancer, including breast, ovarian and colon cancer.
The direct benefits of regular physical exercise also extend to the brain. Numerous studies have shown a lower rate of anxiety, depression and memory loss compared to sedentary patients. At present, physical activity is the best known method of preventing and slowing the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Anyone can exercise. There is no need for an extremely high frequency to feel the benefits. Even a small dose of motion helps a lot. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week – that is, about 30 minutes, 5 times a week. A higher frequency brings more benefits, but 150 minutes per week seems to be the ideal threshold for most of the population.
Any physical activity is beneficial, ranging from light running to climbing stairs at home or at work. The more you train yourself, you need less time to see the same benefits. You can work 30 minutes 3 times a week, as we do at the Bodyshape Transformation Center, if you train at high intensity, approaching HIIT (high intensity training), “explains Flavius Ursachi.