Exercise : An important form of self care

 Any physiological action that improves or maintains physical fitness and general health and wellness is considered exercise. Walking, running, swimming, HIIT workouts, and other forms of exercises are all options. The most popular kinds of exercise for people of all ages are running and walking. Exercise aids weight loss and reduces the risk of certain diseases.

Every part of the body, including the mind, benefits from exercise. Exercising stimulates the production of substances in the body that might make a person feel better. People who exercise can sleep better, feel healthy and have a better self esteem. Exercise increases endorphin production, which is the body's natural painkiller and mood enhancer.


People might feel a tremendous feeling of success and pride after achieving a goal through exercise. The ideal workout plan usually incorporates aerobic workouts, weight training, and yoga to increase flexibility. Experts recommend that teenagers obtain 60 minutes or more of moderate to strenuous physical activity each day, and that adults over 40 have at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Jumping, sprinting, or brisk walking are examples of weight-bearing exercises that can help maintain bones strong. 

EXERCISING DURING THE PANDEMIC

Everyone's life has been affected by the pandemic, because of the Covid 19 epidemic, our lives have been thrown into disarray. Everyone is cooped up in their houses, and it can be difficult to maintain a positive attitude or be optimistic during these trying circumstances, but exercising can help individuals feel better, think more positively, and have a better outlook on the problem at hand.

We can work out in the comfort of our own homes. This may seem absurd to some, but it is possible. On YouTube, there are a range of at-home workouts that are appropriate for those who are busy during the day and want to fit in some exercise into their hectic schedule, as well as mothers who are unable to go outdoors and must care for their children.

YouTube offers a wide range of training programmes, from strolling workouts to high-intensity workouts, all from the convenience of our own homes. These home workouts are a lifesaver for any health-conscious individual during these times when it is recommended that we stay inside our houses to stay safe.

Along with working out, we must also pay attention to our nutrition, as diet accounts for 80% of the equation and exercise for 20%. To avoid illness, a well-balanced diet rich in all nutrients should be consumed, as well as strict adherence to all government regulations. To stay hydrated, drink plenty of water and replace harmful drinks with water or fruit or vegetable juices.

Working out and eating a well-balanced diet can certainly benefit our bodies, but we must also consider our mental health. Some people may find it difficult to stay happy or motivated during these times, but we should attempt to keep ourselves occupied and away from negativity, or seek professional help if the situation is serious.