Lifting, walking, running, etc. everything involves one`s body movement, that is we physically move from one place to another with the help of our bodies. Hence, to know more regarding the levels of physical activity that one performs, let`s know about it from the scratch.
What is Physical Activity?
Physical activity are the activities one performs by wielding the energy and strength that one`s body produces. These activities involve motion of our body parts that varies form just moving ones hand to running or jogging. These movements transpire with the help of legs, shoulders, chest, hands etc.
There are different levels of physical activity that one can perform. But before that why are these activities so important can’t you just be a couch potato and survive through it? (according to Seefeldt, V., Malina, R.M. and Clark, M.A., 2002)
Let`s know more about its importance.
As Plato quotes, “lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise saves it and preserves it” Physical activities maintains one`s body and succor the body to be healthy and fit and hence, is crucial.
These activities not only bring physical changes but also brings mental stability. So, is it beneficial for us to involve in any kind of physical activity? The answer is of course yes.
These activities combat all the health issues and keeps one`s body healthy for long term. However, there are different levels of physical activities that one can accomplish. Therefore, let`s see these levels of physical activities.
Physical Activity Levels
The physical activity varies from three antithetical levels that are namely, beginner, intermediate and advanced or more precisely cinch that is extremely light and easy activities, middling or moderate activities and vigorous or heavy activities.
These activities have different advantages one every stage or level and hence, are salubrious for our bodies. As it is very well said by Lailah Gifty Akita, “Increased physical activities enhance positive energy” let`s see how these different levels aid us.(according to Crocker, P.R., Bailey, D.A., Faulkner, R.A., Kowalski, K.C. and McGrath, R., 1997.)
No Sweat Activities
These are the activities that can be accomplished without a hitch and are usually performed on regular basis knowingly or unknowingly. Such activities do not consume a lot of energy or strength and are not strenuous, burdens or encumber one`s body. These activities usually involve light movements namely:
- Mobility from one place to another
- Picking up chattels
- Household chores such as washing duds, dishes etc.
- Taking, hand gestures, climbing stairs
Therefore, these are the activities that one executes on the regular basis are incorporated into light physical activities. Now that we know that we are at least physically spry let`s see how it benefits us.
Hence, these are a few benefits that one accomplishes when involved in light activities.
Activities in Moderation
These are the activities that take moderate efforts and involves a jot of exertion. They are not very taxing but keeps the body engaged. It usually involves aggrandized load of movements as compared to the light motion. A few activities that are performed on the moderate level are namely
- Brisk walking
- Shooting a basket ball
- Ballroom dancing
- Water aerobics
- Slow dancing
Therefore, these are the activities that are discharged when working on moderate basis. However these have their own benefits as well, let`s have a closer look.
- Lowers the blood pressure
- Increases one`s heart rate that would help in breathing better and feel sultry.
- Maintains mental health
- Increases the stamina and boost the immune system
- Lowers the changes of diabetes and cholesterol.
Therefore, opt for moderation if you want ace with a healthy lifestyle as it helps you keep your body occupied. But, what will happen if one involves in vigorous movements. To know more, let`s dive right into it.
Sweat it Out
These activities usually are considered to be tedious and gruelling which increases the heart rate and makes your breath heavy. These activities keeps the body most active out of the two other levels with advanced body movements. It generally includes the following:
- Running or jogging
- Lifting weights
- Indulging into sports such as playing basketball football etc.
Thereafter, these are the activities that are robust in nature and keeps your body tremendously active and thus, have several health benefits such as:
- Ameliorates the muscles, bones and cardiorespiratory fitness
- Improves mental health stability
- Reduces the risk of diseases such as cancer, hypertension, stroke, diabetes etc.
- Keeps one physically and mentally fit.
- Tones the body.
- Helps in maintaining the body weight.
Therefore, these are several benefits that can be achieved by focusing on vigorous body movements.
Health is Wealth
Hence, in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle, it is important to indulge in any of these levels of activities that will keep your body engrossed in it and will in turn vouchsafe several health benefits and keep you fit as a fiddle.
As it is very well quoted by Jim Rohn, “Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live”. Therefore, there is no tomorrow to start these physical activities, do it today in order to achieve a healthy life. (according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2005. Adult participation in recommended levels of physical activity--United States, 2001 and 2003.)