Playful fitness means that you can exercise by doing some sports and in this way get a lot of benefits for your health like a boost of energy.
Maybe you know the classic benefits of doing your daily workout like for cardiovascular health or maybe just for boosting your mood but actually there are a lot more benefits behind in every workout effort.
Even in the book [Grain Brain] we’ve learned that aerobics can rise the levels of BDNF (Brain derived neurotrofic factor) which is an hormone that create more neurons (neurogenesis) and also protect them. This means that exercise is also good for your mental health.
In any case here I’m gonna leave a list of the benefits that I could find about exercise. So enjoy of a playful fitness.
Benefits of exercise
- Stimulates your brain, improve your listening skills and your problem-solving skills.
- Lower risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis.
- Increase lung capacity, muscle tone, and blood flow.
- Reduce the risk of diabetes and high cholesterol.
- Lower levels of depression, stress and anxiety.
- Help you create social ties and friendships.
- Delay age-associated memory loss.
- Increase ability to burn fat for energy.
- Increase self-esteem and self-image.
- Strengthen the immune system.
- Help you manage stress.
- Help you sleep better.
- Produce more energy.
- Increase productivity.
Also if your main goal is to take care of your heart health then you should know that it’s a muscle so any activity that make it work will make it strong.
Since we had seen all the benefits of doing exercise then is time to read some sports we can learn to obtain all those benefits in your life.
- Bicycling (stationary or road).
- Dodge ball
- Flag football.
- Frisbee golf.
- Horseback riding.
- Jumping rope.
- Mountain climbing.
- Pogo stick.
- Roller or ice skating.
- Roller blading.
- Table tennis.
- Trampoline jumping.
- Utimate frisbee.
As you can see there’re a lot of sports you can try out for a playful fitness. Although you can also do aerobics, breathing exercise, yoga and others that can help you obtain those benefits too. Is good to do exercise to relax but also do exercise to make you put more effort on it.
The important thing
Now the most important thing in here is to know that all this exercise will make you feel exhausted so you should have a good oxygenation so breath deeply and frequently. If you don’t know how to do it I recommend you to check out some breathing exercise to start your routine. Also as all of your body will have good levels of oxygen then your body can oxidise so to avoid that you should have a good diet and for that I recommend you this [nutritional plan].
Doing all this exercise will make you hungry so most likely you will crave carbs will lots of fat and sugar, so you should follow your diet and be prepared with tasty but healthy food.
Well that was all for this article. See you in the next one. Health!