What kind of physical activity from 16 to 49 years?

Practice as much physical activity as you can!

The constant practice of physical exercise will help to achieve an adequate level of bone mass, and this will contribute to your healthy growth.

Sport, physical activities and games in general, and even more, team activities, are opportunities for interaction and social integration. If you are shy, overcome your shyness and launch into the sport you like best. You will see that you will benefit from it on several fronts!

My recommendation, for those aged 16 and over, is to practice at least 60 minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and exercises to strengthen the musculoskeletal system at least 3 times a week.

Although at any age you can perform a good amount of physical activity simply by performing normal activities in everyday life (for example, walking briskly, walking the stairs, going to work by bike), practicing regular moderate physical activity, and so on. greatly to keep you in good health, and at this age you can make very few excuses for not going to the gym and doing regular physical activity!

I will never be tired of reiterating it: the importance of regular physical activity is in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast and colon cancer.

From 18 years upwards the same recommendations as for adults apply: during the week, carry out a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity or a minimum of 75 minutes of vigorous activity plus strengthening exercises for the major muscle groups 2 or more times a week.

Even with minimal amounts of physical activity (eg 60 minutes a week), sedentaries people gain health benefits.

All the physical activity that you will be able to do beyond the minimum recommended will bring further benefits to mental and physical health and to the prevention of chronic diseases.

It is never too late to build a strong and beautiful body!

Paola Micale 2019 - Contacts