How To Setup Your Physical Activity Plan

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Fitness

How To Setup Your Physical Activity Plan

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Fitness

Physical Activity is everything you do when you’re not sitting or laying down.”

It’s difficult being consistent in a workout, it’s easier to come up with so many excuses for not exercising. Many people can relate to this excuses; I’m too tired. I don’t have enough time. It’s boring. It’s not challenging enough. I don’t have money. We don’t wake up every single morning with the same amount of energy or motivation, but exercising is something that needs to be included in your daily activities, you don’t have to pay an expensive gym or classes. Anything that keeps you in movement is enough, like walking outside for at least 30 minutes, and you know what’s the greatest part of outdoor activities?… IT’S FREE!

Walking strengthens the heart and skeleton muscles, increases breathing ability, clears and quiets the mind, reduces stress, uses calories, and causes few injuries.

What are some of the greatest benefits of physical activity?

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Fights overweight
  • Improves mental function
  • Enhances work performance
  • Improves sleep
  • Provoke alertness, pleasure and reward (dopamine) 
  • Decreases sensitivity to pain
  • Changes in growth factor affecting specific neurons of the brain

But the most important… it’s the key factor for your well-being!

The FITT Dimensions

What we mean by the FIIT Dimensions is that they are the 4 factors you should consider when trying to get into a routine or any type of exercise. These are just some pointers that could benefit your health, not an obligation:

Frequency

How often do you move

“The more you move, the stronger the connection you will have with your body”

Intensity

The energy required to complete your workout

“The harder the workout, the more you work your cardiovascular system”

Type

What kind of movement you are doing

“Any physical movement you do, the more endurance you will have”

Time

How long it takes

“As long as you move 30 minutes per day, you will have enough energy to function during your day”


The answer we all are looking for is what’s the best workout I can do…it’s a very complicated question, it’s a moment that you dedicate 100% in yourself so you need to find something works for you, anything that will make you enjoy and help you clear your mind. So there is not a right or wrong answer, each one of you enjoys different activities so don’t follow what the rest say you should do to lose those pounds. You will not lose those pounds if you are not 100% committed to follow because you don’t like what you are doing. Exercise is not a punishment is a reward for being healthy and being able to lift your body up to move.

Tips that should compound your physical activity plan:

  1. Motivation your willingness to focus your attention and energy on movement
  2. Cardiorespiratory Fitness the body’s ability to obtain and use oxygen as fuel for your body (walking, running, cycling, dancing, boxing, etc.)
  3. Body Strength the ability to lift and object (weight lifting, strength training)
  4. Endurance the ability to move and object (lighter weights with more reps)
  5. Flexibility the ability to move a joint (yoga, tai chi)
  6. Body Composition the body’s relative amounts of water, bone, fat and muscle tissue

For most people, working out isn’t a problem, an excuse to eat anything they want nor a punishment for a long weekend of eating. It’s something they actually like doing because they found a workout that they enjoy. Everything in abuse is dangerous, even working out since it can cause injuries. Listen to your body on whether it can handle what you are doing and make movement a part of your healthy habits!

“Burning calories means extracting energy to fuel cellular processes and NOT melting or burning fat”

2 Comments

  1. Very good article it made me understand the benefit of a active life.

    Congratulations for this initiative

    Reply
  2. Muy buen articulo!!!

    Reply

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