Hey everyone, we meet again! Let’s talk about the importance of maintaining physical activities. I believe we have all heard the popular saying ‘health is wealth’. In order to maintain good health, we have to engage in regular physical activities.
保持身体健康 | Improve and Maintain One’s Health
This should be one of the most common reasons for people to engage in regular physical activities. First off, I’m pretty sure that most of you know that physical activity is good for our health! Here are some of the advantages that it has towards our body.
1. Regular physical activity improves one’s bones and muscles, making us stronger.
2. It improves respiratory, cardiovascular health.
3. It improves immunity towards diseases and bacteria.
4. It reduces risks of chronic health diseases (like diabetes, heart disease etc).
5. It improves overall health!
Additionally, if you have read my previous article, you would know that physical activity not only benefits physical health, but also enhances our mental wellbeing! Do check it out if you haven’t already read it!
保持健康的体重 | Maintain a Healthy Weight
I’m sure that this is one point that most people are concerned about, since having a healthy weight means a better body figure which is what we all want! Just to be clear, a healthy weight means not being overly obese, and not being overly skinny. I will explain more clearly in a bit so do read on!
There are multiple advantages to having a healthy weight, but the biggest one that I feel personally would be that it can help one become more confident! I believe that a lot of us are very concerned about our appearances! When you have a healthy weight, you would naturally have a decent looking body, which means better clothes and more confidence!
Earlier I mentioned being overly obsese. Here, let me share some information about it! Medically, being overly obese means having too many fats build up along the walls of your arteries. This eventually causes one to become fatter as these fats accumulate and causes the body to expand and become heavier.
Simply put, being overly obese is hidden danger as it increases one’s risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Hence, do exercise more and eat less to stay healthy!
Of course, being too skinny isn’t good either. It can lead to malnutrition, causing a weaker immune system and therefore increasing the risk of being transmitted diseases. Hence, it is important to maintain a healthy weight in between! There are charts online which show what is the recommended weight for one according to their age and height. Do take a look to find out your recommended weight!
运动方法 | Some Methods to Keep Fit
After understanding the importance of keeping fit, let me share with you some methods on how you can start exercising!
全国健步大挑战 | National Steps Challenge
大家其实可以参加全国健步大挑战来增加自己的运动量，同时为自己赢得一些奖励。全国健步大挑战是由保健促进局推出的一个项目，目的是为了鼓励国民多运动。那要怎么参加这项挑战呢？只要拥有一部手机和HPB的运动手环，大家就能够参与这项挑战啦！大家只需要下载最新版本的Healthy 365应用程序，然后创建自己的账号，再预定一个时间去领取自己的HPB运动手环。之后，将手环与Healthy 365应用程序配对即可参加挑战。在累计步数之后，大家可以用步数来换取健康积分，而这些健康积分则可以用来兑换电子礼券。也就是说，大家的步数越多，就可以兑换更多的电子礼券，所获取的奖励也是更高。所以大家还在等什么呢？赶紧走起来吧！
This is a perfect challenge for you to start off and add on to your daily physical activity, whilst at the same time get some rewards. The National Steps Challenge is a program pushed out by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), which aims to encourage physical activity nationwide.
It is super easy to join the challenge. You just need to own a phone, and a HPB fitness tracker. Download the Healthy 365 application, create an account, and book an appointment to collect your very own fitness tracker. Then, sync your tracker to your phone and you can start walking to earn points, which can be exchanged for rewards like E-Vouchers. So, what are you waiting for? Join the challenge now and start exercising!
去健身房 | Going to the Gym
Apart from the National Steps Challenge, another easy way is to go to the gym! The gym has many sorts of equipment and professionals to teach you. Hence, if you are just starting to exercise, the gym is a good choice. For starters, you can try the easier equipment. As you improve along the way, you can move on to harder equipment. You can even approach the professional trainers to help custom fit you with a gym plan. If you get bored, you can also choose to go with your friends. Overall, going to the gym is a good way to get more physical activity.
室内骑行 | Indoor Cycling
Indoor cycling is another popular option today! It is becoming more well-known and loved by many young people as a form of exercise. Indoor cycling classes are normally led by one trainer, and along with music that is exciting, students are to follow the trainer and tempo of the music to cycle. It is not only fun, but also a vigorous exercise that requires tremendous energy, yet can be easily achieved by anyone. The main advantage of it is that it is indoor, and that means regardless of the weather, you get to remain in a comfortable location to exercise. If you’re interested, you can always research more online and proceed to sign up for a class!
All in all, regardless of the method used, physical activity is an evident part of our lives. Hence, remember to exercise more, and move around to keep fit and stay healthy! If you have any unique or fun ways of exercising, do let me know down in the comment section below! Till next time, bye!