Healthy lifestyle
17 października 2018

Why is it worth to be active in autumn?

Rain, salt, low temperatures, and the sun as a cure. That's how many of us imagine autumn. No wonder that instead of going for a walk or bike, we choose a sofa, a blanket and outstanding films. To make matters worse, we serve hot chocolate and mulled beer. Healthy habits developed in spring and summer go into oblivion. Does it always have to be like this?

Beat the autumn chandera!

Deficiency of the sun, the need to stand up before sunrise, cold, rain and falling leaves from the trees. All this makes us feel sad, resigned and powerless. However, there is advice on this - physical activity. Exercise causes the secretion of endorphins, i.e. hormones of happiness. It makes us feel relaxed, relaxed and satisfied. If we find a discipline that turns us and appropriate companions, great fun is guaranteed. Training combined with a social meeting? Why not!

Fight for your health!

It is easier to mobilize in spring and summer. The prospect of appearing on the beach in a swimsuit is an effective stimulus for many of us to act. However, physical activity is not only about a nice silhouette. It is all about health. Overweight and obese people are more likely to develop diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, obstructive sleep apnoea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, osteoarthritis, gallstones and some cancers. The World Health Organisation's physical activity standards are the same for each season. Therefore, one should not justify one's reluctance with ugly weather or a short day.

Don't lose what you already have!

Why start slimming again in spring when you can keep a nice silhouette all year round? It is worth to develop certain habits, which will allow us to enjoy a nice and healthy silhouette on a daily basis without great effort and huge sacrifices. The first rule applies to daily breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day and we must not forget about it. The second issue is the regularity of food consumption. A simple scheme is 5 meals a day every 3 hours. We start with a nutritious breakfast, then at work, at school or university we have a second breakfast, after another 3 hours there is time for lunch, then an afternoon snack and dinner at the end. This way we avoid "hunger attacks", do not throw ourselves on food and do not think about unhealthy snacks. Another issue is the avoidance of so-called empty calories, i.e. products that do not provide us with valuable ingredients, do not make us feel full and yet provide many calories. In other words, they do not nourish, but fatten. These include sweets, sweet drinks, salty snacks such as crisps and sticks, dishes from fast food restaurants or alcohol. However, diet is not everything. It is impossible to live a healthy life without regular activity. Regardless of the season, we should spend at least 30 minutes a day on it. It is also a good idea to set a certain "alarm limit" on the scale. The point is to check your body weight regularly, e.g. every week. If it turns out that it is getting dangerously close to the "alert border", more intensive measures should be taken to move away from the said border. Taking care of diet and movement we can enjoy physical and mental well-being for a long time.

And what if an injury happens?

As you know, where sport, there are injuries. Sometimes, even with a good warm-up and proper selection of exercises, we can damage our leg or arm. Fortunately, we know how to overcome the pain and recover as quickly as possible.



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