You have probably heard about the initiative „Exercise is medicine“? The critical mass of information has pushed this statement into the spotlight. Today we can hardly read any media or listen to the messages that come from reputable scientists that do not concur with this view.

Even better, exercises are more or less free when comparing them with medicaments and they have very few side effects.

Physical activity is studied in connection with various health and life aspects of human existence. For example, in preventing disease, promoting health and well-being, and enhancing longevity.

Modern science has confirmed ancient wisdom: physical activity can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer, depression and also helps significantly in preventing falls. Physical activity improves sleep, endurance, and state of mind. Scientists continue to learn more about physical activity’s medicinal qualities every day.

Is physical activity an effective treatment on its own? In some cases, yes. For example, it can be all that is necessary to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Wellbe’s earlier blogs captured these problems, too. Here are the links:

It seems that the human body was designed so that all physiological functions are optimal when we move.

When considering fitness in relation to weight loss – what is more important for you? Well, we would argue that fitness is more important than weight loss simply because optimal weight does not always mean optimal health. Often, weight loss and fitness move in unison. As you become fitter, you lose weight, as you gain weight you are likely to be less fit.

The best bet is to maintain a healthy diet and participate in regular physical activity. If you do, you will become physically fit and potentially obtain an optimal weight.

It is also important that you enjoy in your chosen physical activity. It can be your home arrangements, your gardening or anything that brings a light sweat to your forehead.