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Move to be healthy!

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Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health and if your mood is not optimal lately, you have trouble concentrating, you are stressed or you cannot sleep, these tips may help you.

Take into account that physical activity improves our mood, our ability to concentrate, reduces stress and improves the quality of sleep.

It is proven that physical activity can contribute to a healthier life and reduce the risks of diseases such as diabetes and some types of cancer, in addition to controlling blood pressure and maintaining a healthy weight. So it’s a great idea to start a routine today. There are many easy ideas to do on the internet!

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How much activity do I need?

According to the World Health Organization -WHO-, adults need to do moderate aerobic activities for at least 150 minutes per week, that is, everything that makes the heart beat faster. For example: going for a walk with your dog, cycling or doing an exercise routine with your partner or friends.

And if you are short on time, there is no excuse! you can get the same benefits by doing half, but with a higher intensity. Keep in mind that if you breathe faster while doing the activity, but you can still converse easily, you are probably doing moderate activity. If you can only say a few words, before you take a breath, it is an intense activity.

Additionally, it should be complemented with activities to strengthen the muscles, doing activities that make the muscles work more than usual, for example, doing sit-ups and sit-ups. Performing 10 different exercises with 10 repetitions is a good goal.

Remember that everything adds up, so any amount of activity you do is a good idea.

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Active, but with prevention measures

Something important is that we continue to take all preventive measures against Covid-19. It is a good idea to exercise at home and if social distancing is possible, engage in outdoor activities.

Plan your exercise meetings, as if they were work and do not miss!

Collaboration: OH&S Cementos Progreso Team