These exercises benefit both body and mind

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Some exercises have more benefits on mental health (Photo: EFE / EPA / JEROME FAVRE)

Health mental should take priority in anyone’s lifeThis was also one of the main concerns of specialists during the pandemic. That is why it is suggested that in addition to take advantage of technology for therapies, too take advantage To exercise.

Any type of physical exercise helps control weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes, in addition to strengthen bones and muscles.

But another of the Benefits what have the physical activities is about mental health, well help reduce stress, depression and emotional problems. And, according to studies, team sports help by making the subject participate in social activities.

A study collected data on physical exercise and mental health in 1.2 million people in the United States. In this, he pointed out that the people who exercise have, on average, one and a half fewer mental health deficiencies compared to people who don’t exercise.

Lack of mobility can make people more prone to mental disorders (Photo: REUTERS / Manaure Quintero)
Lack of mobility can make people more prone to mental disorders (Photo: REUTERS / Manaure Quintero)

The most exercises were related to a 12% less burden on mental health.

While this is a good number, sports like basketball or soccer have a reduction of around 22%. After followed by cycling, gymnastics and aerobic activities.

However, due to the pandemic it is a little more difficult to be able to exercise in the same ways as before, since there is time to accommodate the body. Either because a person is doing sports for the first time, or resuming activities that they used to do before quarantine.

There are a wide variety of free applications for do sports for both Android and iOS operating systems. From recognized brands such as Adidas and Nike, even some more specifics like Pocket Yoga, which focuses on this sport or 7 minute workoutwhich focuses on high-impact workouts done in just seven minutes. It is simply looking for the most convenient for the person.

Team sports have better results in mental health (Photo: AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti)
Team sports have better results in mental health (Photo: AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti)

Specialists warned of the mental health consequences of the pandemic

The illness due to coronavirus in Mexico has caused people to undergo a radical change in their daily routines. Measures arranged by health authorities to mitigate the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 have limited freedom of mobility of the population, generating that many are prone to mental disorders.

In this sense, the Dr. Óscar Galicia, coordinator of the psychology department of the Iberoamerican Universitynoted that cases of stress, anxiety and depression could develop, even in people who do not suffer from such disorders.

Through a statement released on the IBERO portals, Galicia pointed out that the situation of knowing that a virus exists outside and that one is prone to contracting it, causes negative emotions such as stress and anxiety associated with the threat.

Another disorder that can occur during the coronavirus pandemic is stress, because the fear and anxiety regarding the new disease can be overwhelming and generate strong emotions in adults and children.

The second sport with the most benefits for mental health is cycling (Photo: EFE / Emilio Naranjo)
The second sport with the most benefits for mental health is cycling (Photo: EFE / Emilio Naranjo)

“Public health measures, such as social distancing, can make people feel lonely and isolated and may increase stress and anxiety. However, these measures are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, ”explains the US government agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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