The year 2020 came to a standstill at the start of the new year after being attacked by the Covid -19 virus. Industries, shops, transport business as well as fitness activities were suspended. The suspension of the entire life routine meant that all people across the globe for the first time in history were to stay indoors lest there were prone to the deadly virus which claimed millions of lives. This, however, meant that their mental health, as well as physical health, were to be negatively affected as fitness activities play an important if not fundamental role towards the proper mental and physical growth of any human being. This article, therefore, seeks to unfold the importance of fitness activities post-pandemic.
Fitness activities encompass all the activities to do with anybody’s movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy. In physical activities, they are basically two components that need to be considered and these are; aerobic fitness as well as strength and balance training. Aerobic fitness is all activities that include moderate to vigorous activity. These activities are meant to make one feel a bit warm as well as causing an increase in breathing rate that is, breathing depth. Strength and balance, on the other hand, are often the forgotten component of physical activity yet it is an essential part of fitness as studies have shown that it has many health benefits.
Physical Activities and its Benefits
As the majority of people during the pandemic were restricted to their homes. This, therefore, meant that they were literally physically inactive and therefore prone to diseases as well as physical disorders. It should therefore be noted that there were prone to muscle strain as they were no or little exercise done to their bodies. Psychologically, any human being that does not engage in physical activities is prone to mental tension, poor blood circulation, and strained muscle activity. It is, therefore, a need that in this post-pandemic era, people need to re-engage in fitness activities so as to rejuvenate their bodies lest their bodies attract diseases and health disorders. Physical activities need to be encouraged and implemented by every family member. These physical activities can be done through engaging in sporting activities such as cycling, taking a walk, jogging, mountain climbing, push-ups as well as going to the gym regularly. It should also be emphasized that physical activities have awesome benefits to those who engage in them such as; reducing blood pressure, weight management, reducing the risk of heart diseases, reducing the risk of diabetes, reducing the risk of stroke, reducing the risks of cancerous diseases in the body, reducing the risk of cognitive decline, reducing the risk of diseases in later life, improving bone and muscle strength, improving mental health, flexibility, fitness as well as the overall feeling of the general well being. Above all physical activities, support healthy growth and development.
Strength and Balance Training and its benefits
Strength and balance training has also been proven to be the key to the total health of a person in that it builds and maintains muscle mass. Strength and balance training can be done through weightlifting. Studies have further shown that weightlifting helps reduce the negative effects of stress and anxiety. Strength and balance training are also works towards improving blood liquid profile, blood glucose sensitivity, as well as maintaining healthy blood pressure, improving vascular function, immune function, body composition thus helping to maintain a healthy weight, Strength and balance training also assists in increasing oxidative capacity to the whole body.
Pursuing Fitness During the post-pandemic era
Fitness activities have been observed to be one of the reliable therapies to keep one away from the hospital. It is therefore important that after this epidemic people must be encouraged to pursue fitness activities as often as possible so as to resuscitate their bodies’ health and immune systems. In so doing, their bodies will be able to continue functioning in a normal way as well as be able to fight off all the diseases that may try to get into their bodies. There is a need for people to engage in different physical activities that suit them in their own environments. A day without physical activity or strength and balance training means there’s a possibility to attract poor health into your life. Fitness activities have now emerged as the key to promote and preserve good health, especially during this post-pandemic period.
Fitness activities are and will remain the only doorstep to health preservation as well as healthy living. It is important that people engage in healthy exercises so as to be able to attain the benefits of physical activity and strength and balance training. Above all, a body that engages in fitness activities attains a healthy mind.