The banal phrase “movement – life” accurately reflects the fact that without adequate physical activity health and a full life are not possible. Today, many suffer from various diseases of the musculoskeletal system, excess weight and other problems, many of which are caused precisely by lack of physical activity. A balanced diet and physical activity are essential components of a healthy lifestyle.
But in fact, to maintain a healthy lifestyle, exhausting training is not required (they are just contraindicated), hours of training in the gym, visiting several sports clubs and participating in competitions. It is enough to get up with the whole family every day, 20 minutes earlier than you are used to, to do morning exercises. And then during the working day to be distracted from work and stroll around.
And after work and a full dinner, it is great to take a walk in the fresh air. In the evening, you can also devote 15-20 minutes to yoga, Pilates or any other quiet sport. Also, gym classes with a trainer 2-3 times a week, dancing, swimming in the pool have a good effect on health. If you like active rest, then you will definitely like cycling, rollerblading, skating, horseback riding, jogging. Choose any areas of sports and enjoy the activities themselves and the results obtained on them.
Before your first workouts, be sure to consult with a specialist. Not always sport, even with a gradual increase in loads, is beneficial. For example, people with sore joints and spine are prohibited from jumping rope and running for a long time, as this creates additional stress and can lead to complications. Also remember that it’s best to work with a coach or instructor at first. He will help to avoid injuries, tell you how to do certain exercises correctly.
Important! If you do not know where to start a healthy lifestyle, then first review your diet and physical activity. It is these components that will bring the first significant fruits for healing and improving well-being.
A healthy lifestyle and its components
include, in addition to a balanced diet and physical activity, good rest. It is important to sleep at least 7-8 hours a day. Experts consider the interval between 10 pm and 6 am the most acceptable time for sleep. But here you need to focus on your own characteristics, lifestyle and biorhythms. It is only important to remember that lack of sleep affects all spheres of a person’s life, negatively affects the functioning of the body, causes metabolic disorders and hormonal disruptions, and also leads to other problems.
If there is not enough sleep at night, for example, with a baby, parents almost always do not get enough sleep in the first years of his life, care must be taken to get rid of this imbalance. For example, it is important to sleep with your child at lunchtime. The same rule applies to everyone who has a lack of sleep: students, people working in shifts, those who stay up late and go to work early in the morning.
Also remember that your sleeping environment is of paramount importance. It is advisable to spend the night in the dark and in silence. Only a small night light and pleasant sounds that do not distract are allowed: calm instrumental music, the surf and singing of birds, the sound of rain and others. Only in such an environment is it possible to have a good rest and the correct production of hormones. The comfort of the bed is also important. A correctly chosen pillow and an orthopedic mattress will relieve you of feeling fatigued and tired in the morning, and will help keep your spine healthy.
All these are important components of a healthy lifestyle and the ways of their formation can be very different.
But in early childhood and in preschool age, almost everything depends on the parents, and many children’s habits accompany a person throughout his life. Therefore, it is so important to teach your child to go to bed on time and do it in silence, darkness and on a suitable bed.