Increased physical activity enhances positive energy!


Physical activity is defined by the World Health Organization as any physiological movement that needs energy expenditure and is produced by skeletal muscles. Physical exercise encompasses all forms of movement, whether it is done for fun, to go to and from locations, or as part of one's job. Physical activity is essential for both physical and emotional well-being. It aids in the improvement of overall health and fitness, the maintenance of a healthy weight, the prevention of many chronic diseases, and the promotion of good mental health.

Hence, women who exercise on a regular basis say they do so to: 

  • Enhance their physical condition
  • To relax and have fun
  • To manage and maintain their weight
  • And to have some “me time”

However, there are common challenges that women face when they attempt to do a physical activity:

  • Lack of time
  • Lack of enthusiasm
  • Parenting duties
  • Health issues 
  • Gender stereotyping
  • Lack of funds

So, how can women face these challenges and exercise regularly? Here are some tips on how to do so:

1. When you have the opportunity, try to exercise. Over the course of the day, three 10-minute sessions of physical activity offer similar health advantages as a continuous 30-minute session. Exercise videos are a convenient method to get some exercise in during a busy day. Including activities with your children, such as strolling to the store or playing at the park, is another excellent way to keep active.

2. Make an effort to find a workout partner. You could also make contact with local gyms. You could, for example, join a treadmill running group. Don't limit yourself to gyms and running. Dancing or roller-skating might be enjoyable as well.

3. Regular exercise provides you with the energy you need to deal with the stresses of everyday life. If you keep this in mind, you might be able to push through the exhaustion you experience during your first few weeks of regular exercise.

4. Consult your doctor about the best exercises for you. Physical restrictions do not, in most situations, preclude participation in all activities. Many persons with arthritis find water exercise (such as aquarobics) to be a fun option.

5. Exercising does not necessitate the purchase of pricey clothing or the purchase of a gym membership. Brisk walking is a free kind of exercise that is quite useful.

6. Always look after yourself first and look past the gender stereotypes.

Therefore, it is never too late to start exercising regularly or trying to fit in a physical activity into your busy schedule. Your body will benefit enormously from exercise well into your 80s if you begin to be physically active on a regular basis.