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Why is exercise important
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Exercising is a big part of having a healthy lifestyle. You're doing you body a big favour when you exercise because doesn't only give you a fit body but also a healthy mind. Kids exercise all the time without even knowing they are. Just being active like when you run around outside or playing soccer at school, is a kind of exercise. This project is about realizing that exercising is more important us than what you may think it is.
The Three Elements of Exercise
Doing certain activities have different effects on your body and mind. Kids use at least one of the three elements in their everyday life without even noticing.
Ways to be Active.
There are many ways to stay fit for free and they are so simple you don't even feel like you're making an impact on your body-
Climb stairs instead of using lifts or escalators.
Walk to school instead of asking mum or dad to drive you.
Practice skills like running, catching, throwing, kicking, hitting, or bouncing a ball.
Walk while you talk with a friend, instead of sitting down talking.
Play with pets - like walking your dog.
Make up a dance at lunchtime
Put in effort when participating in sports at school.
Limit TV and computer time and find more active things to do instead.
running races or playing tag
reaching down to tie your shoe laces
crossing the monkey bars
Calories can be found in all foods just some foods have more than others. They are sort of like fuel for your body because calories supply your body with the energy it needs to do all the basic things like breathing and walking. If you do extra exercise, than you need more fuel/energy to function, if you're not as active than you don't need as many calories. Any additional calories will be stored as excess fats, they are an essential nutrient but too much easily becomes a bad thing. Fizzy drinks have ample measures of calories and take the place of the good nutrients. Milk and water are the best type of drinks for kids and so is 100% juices but you don't need lots of it.
Try to stick to the eat most section of the food pryamid.
Endurance is developed by participating in aerobic activity's often. You take in oxygen when you breathe, you tend to breathe faster whilst doing aerobic exercises. These activity's contribute to making your heart stronger.
Being flexible means having a wide range of motion in your muscles and joints, most kids do which means they can bend down to tie their laces easily. Stretching exercises help to improve flexibility like practicing a split or cartwheel. Dancing (especially ballet) is one of the few sports that helps you improve flexibility as well as gymnastics, yoga, martial arts are also other sports are also sports that make you the most flexible.
You don't need to be a professional weight lifter or do special strength programs to get muscles. Even crossing the monkey bars builds strength, situps and pushups are perfect types of exercise for getting stronger. Although, different exercises affect different areas in your body so situps and pushups improve you stomach muscles.
Importance of Exercising
The Sedentary Problem
Every day you use oxygen to breathe, no matter where you are or what you are doing . Usually, you will find that every breath you take is ruffly the same, EXCEPT if you are exercising. Your breathing pace changes because you need more so breathe heavier and faster and it provides you with the most amount of air possible. This explains why athletes usually breathe with their mouths and not noses. When you really work hard like athletes do, you may even find that you are panting.
More Likely to Get Injured
Sedentary is a word used to described some one who is some what inactive and spends to much time sitting down. This is a big problem in this present day. The percentage of overweight and obese kids and teens has more than doubled in the past 30 years. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8- to 18- year old's watch about 4.5 hours of television a day. An average kid spends 7hours on all screen time combined TV, YouTube, DVDs, Computers, and video games. Ways to stop this problem is to limit screen time and push yourself to spend more time outside.
The three main problems of exercise has been experienced by almost everyone before. It's not unusual to come face to face with one of these symptoms.
Sport injuries are one of the most frequent types of injuries to occur. Accidents, poor training practices, improper gear or not warming up and stretching properly can all lead to getting hurt. From sprains and strains to fractures and dislocations and everything in between.
Muscle stiffness or aches and pains is normal for someone who is active a lot. Regardless of your fitness level, muscle pains are a sign of improvement and can lead to a greater strength and stamina. There is no simple way to treat the aches, treatments like ice packs and massages may work but nothing is proven to be 100% effective.
Your body doesn't work at its best when it's to hot or to cold, so it tries to keep the body temperature about 37 degrees celsius. The hypothalamus (a part in your brain that controls the temperature) sends a message to the rest of the body telling it to sweat if it's uncomfortable. Then, sweat glands in your skin start sweating, which is a great cooling system. Although, if you sweat to much (like on a hot day) you could be losing to much water through your skin so you need to put the liquid back into your body to avoid getting dehydrated.
Exercise benefits every part of your body, including your mind. Endorphins are produced when you exercise, a chemical that makes you feel more peaceful and content. This contributes to helping people who have mild depression or low self esteem feel better. Exercise may not be as important now, but your body will thank you for it later. When you exercise it can help you keep your bones strong. Women in particular are more prone to getting weaker bones as they get older (this is called osteoporosis). People who exercise burn more calories and look more toned than those who don't. Keeping at a healthy weight is more easily achieved without exercise.
Having a healthy lifestyle includes many important features and one of the main ones is exercising. Unfortunately, the majority of kids now-a-days prefer spending their time on electronics instead of of doing physical activities. This is a pity because exercise can be as easy as crossing the monkey bars or riding your bike with your friends. Given that exercise is so easy, aim to fit in some physical activity a few times a week for a fit body and a healthy mind.
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