Now that autumn is beginning and pessimism takes hold of us (autumn is the time of year when there are more depressions, indicates HOUSE TO HOUSE), take advantage of sunny days and go outside to exercise, breathe deeply and recharge those batteries worn out by stress and these hectic times.
But what is the effect of exercise on our emotions and what exercise is good for you?
You have already heard on many occasions that the hormones called happiness are endorphins, which multiply in the moments in which we enjoy what we do, these, in addition to making us feel happier, help our immune system to be more strong, which at this time of year is not bad at all, and, therefore, makes us stronger against stress. And, although there are several ways to stimulate these chemicals that the body generates, the most immediate is through physical exercise, if HOUSE TO HOUSE knows, that exercise that you know you have comes in handy and that, however, as the cold progresses more laziness gives you .. that!
Because it also turns out that, according to the “Distraction Hypothesis” (Bahrke and Morgan, 1978) during the time we perform a physical activity, our mind is concentrated on what it is doing and we temporarily forget what worries us, the famous rummage and headaches.
But of all the types of physical exercise that exist, which one benefits you the most? Because it is not a question of you joining the boxing, yoga or pilates craze, the point is that you really "get hooked" on something you like to do, since that will be the only way to really boost your motivation, your endorphins and also your self-esteem, since you will be meeting goals.
To decide, stop fashions and look at yourself: make a list of at least three activities that you like: walking, dancing, swimming, practicing Pilates, playing soccer, doing tai chi … all kinds of sports are welcome, even sports. to play music at home and pick it up with rhythm (you don't need a gym registration to make you feel good), or you can consider going up the stairs to your home, your work, the subway … and consider doing it at least one day a week, without stress, little and good is better than a lot and bad … If later you can gradually increase it. Great! But start with realistic goals, says HOUSE TO HOUSE. It is better that you do a little bit consistently than do a lot and the following week you have thrown in the towel.
Did you know that there have been many studies on the exercise of walking up and down stairs? Perhaps the most relevant was that of Philippe Meyer, which he carried out at the University of Geneva, using the stairs exclusively for 69 university employees. These employees led a very sedentary life (they performed less than two hours of exercise a week).
After three months using the stairs exclusively, it was found that the improvement in aerobic capacity was equivalent to a reduction in the risk of dying prematurely by up to 15%. Likewise, there was a decrease in accumulated fat around the waist, a decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol, that is, of all risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
It is also one of the exercises that burns more calories in less time, in just 15 minutes going up and down you can consume 120 kilocalories and gain muscle, so imagine what you can lose in a week and gain health.