Exercise has various positive effects on the body and mind. With exercise, the emphasis is not on very long periods of movement but rather on regularity. For example, the norm is often 5 times a week moderate exercise for 30 minutes or 3 times 20 minutes intensive.
More focus and less stress
Exercise is good for the body and the memory. It ensures that the brain receives more oxygen-rich blood so that our mind is sharper. This makes it easier to solve problems, make decisions and strengthen the memory. In addition, the amount of stress hormones in the body decreases and happiness hormones are released. Less stress also leads to better results. With sports, you can clear your head for a while and feel better about yourself.
Starting to jog starts with the right running shoes that are comfortable and offer good support to absorb the shocks during your run. A heart rate monitor can also be a good help. The ideal heart rate zone for training efficiently and building fitness is between 70 and 75 percent of your maximum heart rate. You can calculate this by subtracting your age from 220, e.g. someone aged 31 has a maximum heart rate of 189. It is also important, especially for running, to start by warming up well to loosen up the joints and muscles and to start slowly and build up afterwards. Don’t forget to stretch afterwards as well to avoid injuries. Finally, the body needs enough fluids during and before running so it stays hydrated, so the message is to drink enough.
Cycling is an ideal sport for all ages, from beginner to advanced, because the strain on the body is very low. You can start with local tours or doing errands by bike up to longer (day) trips. Each area has well-defined routes or junctions where you can map out your own route. It is an ideal way to discover new places and at the same time you are moving around and it is good for your health. Whether you are walking, cycling or doing any other outdoor sport, it is always important to protect yourself from the sun and try to avoid the hottest hours of the day on very hot days.
Exercise at work
When you spend your whole day at a desk at the office or at home, it is important to get some exercise regularly. This does not have to take much time. You can take the stairs instead of the lift, do some stretching, take a short walk during your lunch break or, instead of calling your colleagues at the office, stop by their desks.
Supporting joints and muscles naturally
To feel good when exercising and to keep moving smoothly, your muscles and joints need to be in top condition. Ingredients from nature can offer very good support here. Various plant extracts, vitamins and minerals are known for their supportive properties of the joints, muscles, connective tissue and tendons.
The joint-supporting effects of Turmeric have been extensively scientifically proven and this spice has also been known for many years to support the joints. The root of the plant is full of active ingredients and has a typical yellow/orange colour. More information on this special spice can be found in our blog ‘The superpowers of turmeric revealed’.
The resin of Boswellia or frankincense tree has also been used for thousands of years as a natural joint support.
In addition, collagen is an important building block of bones, connective tissue, tendons, teeth, cartilage and skin. Vitamin C also plays a crucial role here. It supports the natural collagen formation in the body.
Manganese in turn plays a role in the production of connective tissue.
Finally, magnesium is essential for the proper functioning of our muscles, supports the energy metabolism and helps reduce fatigue.
So the body needs different nutrients to be able to move optimally. Above all, listen to your body at all times and enjoy the exercise.