Physical activity is very important, but as important as carrying it out is that the practice has continuity, because the occasional exercise is not enough to positively influence health.
Regular exercise has a number of benefits that go far beyond the training of a particular muscle group: encourage the person to opt for healthier eating habits, improve physical endurance and leads to a positive change lifestyle of people.
Some specific advantages regular exercises are:
Low blood pressure and heart rate decreases, thereby improving heart function and reducing the risk of cardiac arrhythmias.
Increases lung capacity, improves the functioning of the alveoli and gas exchange. It is good for the functioning of the respiratory muscles.
Regular physical activity decreases blood clotting.
Low concentrations of triglycerides, cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL), decreases lactic acid production, normalizes glucose tolerance (sugar), increases the ability to utilize fat as energy sources, consumption calories and the concentration of good cholesterol (LDL), improves insulin function and helps to reduce and maintain a healthy body weight.
Decreased production of adrenaline, increases sweat production, tolerance to hot environments and the production of endorphins (a hormone linked to feelings of well being).
Improves reflexes, coordination and muscle tone.
Strength increases, the number of endings in skeletal muscle blood, improves the structure, function and stability of ligaments, tendons and joints, improves posture and prevents osteoporosis.
Physical activities help to regulate bowel function and helps prevent colon cancer.
It increases self-control and willpower, decreases anxiety, aggression, stress and depression. Stimulates creativity, the affective and improves memory and self-esteem.
To reap the full benefits of physical activity is essential to perform a complete medical checkup before starting, to ensure that the person is in perfect health. Otherwise, be assessed with your doctor about the activity and often depends on the particular needs of each patient.