The human body is built to move and its entire biological structure requires exercise to maintain the optimal functioning of its systems and organs. Exercise has the role of stimulating stimulates the production of chemicals, which act on the nervous system and cause a physical and emotional response. of well-being, these being endorphins.
These hormones are produced in the hypothalamus and pituitary glands located in the brain, and their mechanism of action reaches the whole body. Endorphins, also known as “happiness hormones”, act on neural receptors that are linked to mechanisms that act in pain control and self-healing.
The researchers concluded that endorphins have the role of combating aging and stress, reduce pain, prevent damage to blood vessels and strengthen the immune system.
The benefits of exercise are both physical and mental. At the physical level are the following:
- Respiratory capacity. People need to know that with every physical movement, they will work their breath in one way or another to get more benefits. In turn, this will make you gain the ability to breathe. For example, yoga is a very good sport, which has the role of teaching you how to breathe. Breathing is one of the most important things that affects our health, but it is still quite unknown to most people today.
- Physical and mental endurance. If you exercise physically for a long time, constantly, you will be able to gain endurance and strength, both physical and mental.
- Moreover, the sport we play requires a focus on what we do. This makes our mind focus properly on action and breathing, that is, “here and now,” and we no longer think about work, the conversation we had with that friend, and so on.
- In addition to these physical benefits, you will also gain flexibility, both mentally (we become more tolerant and more “open” to other opinions) and physically.
- Final relaxation. Whatever sport you do, you will need stretching and breathing work. In fact, it should stretch to the beginning and to the end, but in many cases people get over it because “they don’t have time”. This is a mistake, because stretching, as well as breathing, are really important.
- Breathing must be acted upon and he must always know how to do it. For example, Pilates breathing is very different from Yoga breathing. You have to take into account what time I should inhale and what time I should exhale, if I should do it through my nose, etc., because it will have a significant impact on the performance of the year.
- Another benefit is that it helps you control your body posture
- And the last physical benefit is to help you improve your reflexes and strengthen your heart.
The benefits of physical activity at the mental level are the following:
- With them you will gain more flexibility and you will be more tolerant
- Helps improve memory
- And last but not least, it helps to improve our concentration