Benefits for the body when taking up a sport

Exercise and lead a day to day life where healthy habits and active living are important for our physical and mental health.

It has been scientifically proven that sport has a direct impact on our well being and leads us towards an active, healthy, and balanced life.

That is why starting to exercise produces positive changes in our bodies.  This healthy lifestyle will help us to prevent illnesses and to control obesity, diabetes, or hypertension, among other ailments, which is why it is an important motivation to start.

Benefits for the body // Photo by ŞULE MAKAROĞLU

However, it is important to bear in mind that the effects and changes in our body when we start to do sport are noticed progressively: during the first weeks, between the first 5 and 6 months, and from the year onwards. According to the experts, these are usually the most important turning points.

Doing sport to feel good is a goal, but along the way, you have to understand that one day in the week is not enough. One hour of exercise a week does not make up for eight hours of sedentary work a day.

Of course, that hour is always better than nothing; but in those cases, the ideal is to change some habits such as going up and down the stairs or avoiding taking the car to get around, for example.

Benefits for the body

Also, it is preferable not to exercise during the hottest hours and without a previous warm-up, even when swimming.

As for the benefits, specialists say that sport speeds up the absorption of carbohydrates and proteins improves blood circulation, and strengthens our body to the point of combating stress and insomnia.

Body changes in the medium term. If the planned routine has been adhered to, the muscles will have begun to strengthen, especially if the work is force-oriented. The muscle volume will also have increased by about 25%.

Benefits for the body

Also, we will see increased endurance and physical background, lung capacity and the immune system will have been strengthened.

And it doesn't matter how old you are, whether you want to stay in shape at 30 years of age or older. The important thing is to start, mentalize, and exercise every day to notice the benefits of sport in our body from the first moment.

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