Hello sports fans round the globe. My column today is on ‘Resurrecting Your Health and investing in the benefits of sport and physical activity.
As we all understood that resurrection is to come back to live; the rising from the “Now” to “After” while we still retains our own person-hood, or individuality, though the body may or may not be changed.
A ‘rising’ again, as from decay, disuse, and so on into revival is possible through sports.
Engaging in sport has multiple health benefits. Also note that physical activity can reduce the risk of dying prematurely from noncommunicable diseases as well as developing illnesses ranging from cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes to stress, anxiety and depression. Sport also helps prevent and reduce hypertension, control body weight, prevent and control treat osteoporosis and manage chronic pain.
Because physical training is not just training! It is training the mind, body through physical activities. But because of the congestion of most African countries, a gym section is recommended, at least use the hour of your break or lunch time for something more beneficial. It is good to note this that most companies; Private or Corporate) have their gym within the companies’ premises or have there employers enroll in a gym class and other training centres.
However, it is critical that everyone regularly participates in sport and physical activity, regardless of age, ability, gender or background, physical activity provides additional benefits to certain groups, for example:
*Among young people; physical activity contributes to healthy bones, efficient heart and lung function and improved motor skills and cognitive function.
*Among women; physical activity helps prevent hip fractures and reduce the effects of osteoporosis.
*Among older people; physical activity enhances functional capacity, help to maintain quality of life and independence.
However, most of these health benefits can be obtained from at least 30 cumulative minutes of moderate physical activity each day or four to five times a week.
Additional benefits can be obtained from additional broad range of activities, such as walking, climbing stairs and dancing.
Sport can further contribute to priority health issues, including as a tool to mobilize societies in support of immunization campaigns and so on.
Evidence has shown that participation in physical activity, as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, is the most cost-effective and sustainable way to tackle the rise in noncommunicable diseases.
Improving public health through increasing opportunities to participate in sport offers large economic benefits, particularly in developing countries, also not too late for under- developed countries where health resources are already stretched making prevention especially essential.
To brooding this vision from local, to national