Prepare yourself for the Annual World Day for Physical Activity with these suggestions.
The Annual World Day for Physical Activity, which takes place annually on April 6, presents an opportunity to generate awareness on how important it is to practice physical activity daily.
At Lightning Bolt we believe in the importance of practicing sports regularly for our physical health, but also because it is essential for our psychological and social welfare.
Let us give you some ideas for regular physical activity:
Here's our round up of some of the amazing benefits of surfing, explaining why it is so good for the body and mind.
- Boosts heart health. Surfing, is a great cardiovascular exercise
- Improves mental health
- Helps coordination and balance
- Improves sleep
- Burn calories
Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life.
For example, regular brisk walking can help you:
- Improve muscle endurance
- Increase energy levels
- Improve your mood, cognition, memory and sleep
- Strengthen immune system
- Reduce stress and tension
The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
- Increased flexibility
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
Skating is a great way for both kids and adults to stay active, learn new skills, and have fun.
Skating works nearly every muscle group in the body, and gliding requires synchronized movement of the legs, which is important for joint flexibility.
It also builds up the leg and abdominal muscles. Like any workout, skating is great for cardiovascular health – it gets the blood pumping and the heart rate up.
Check our recommendations for an active lifestyle: