Eating well is one thing, moving is another … although these two concepts are complementary and inseparable. Moving daily has many benefits.
• allows to “burn” the calories ingested during meals. It is essential to balance the overall energy and energy expenditure. When the energy balance is not balanced or you consume more than you spend, excess energy is turned into fat in the body.
Result? We grow
• Decreases, for example, the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, etc.
• improves sleep patterns and metabolism (more muscles, less fat)
• fights stress
• promotes the social fabric: practicing a sports activity in your neighborhood, in a club or with colleagues and friends can build or/and strengthen social relations
• It provides the feeling of being in good shape.
30 or 60 minutes
Every day, adults are advised to move at a moderate pace for 30 minutes. Children up to the age of
18 years must practice for 60 min. physical exercise. But move for 30 min. (or 1h) in a row is not essential.
You can easily spread this duration over periods of 5 to 10 minutes.
For example, walk your children to school, take a digestive walk after lunch, get on your bike, take the stairs instead of the elevator, garden, do chores, occasionally leave your car for short trips, etc.
Tip: If you are active (eg manual labor) and/or if you provide intensive physical activity, you must eat and drink more, to regulate your humidity level. Water is the best moisturizing drink.
Do you already practice one or more sports intensively? Well done ! Do you think you do not have the typical profile of the athlete? So move in your own way and at your own pace.
Also train your child to take the good habit!