Do you want to get your health back on track but don't know which activity to choose?
If you haven't practiced in years, start with a moderate and adapted activity.
Every activity has its benefits
- Walking to gently work all the muscles of the body and prevent osteoporosis. Gentle walking, brisk walking, Nordic walking (with two sticks), hiking, etc. are physical activities accessible to all.
- The race to work the breath, improve blood circulation and preserve muscle melting. Like walking, but at a larger scale, this helps to fight osteoporosis by increasing bone density.
- Aquagym to maintain muscle and respiratory tone.
- Swimming to work endurance and all the muscles of the body while preserving its joints.
- The bike, good for the heart and the joints.
- The gym (Pilates) for a gentle muscle building.
- Yoga for balance, flexibility and relaxation. It also reduces insomnia, stabilizes blood pressure and reduces pain associated with osteoarthritis.
- The Tai Chi Chuang to tone, work his breathing and soften the body gently.
- Dance for balance, coordination, breath and memory.
- Archery to work on its strength, concentration and coordination…
- Golf that has the advantage of combining the benefits of walking with work on coordination and concentration.
To make your choice, two tips:
- The activity that's right for you is the one you love!And if you don't know which one to choose, try several: you'll sort it out later!
- The activity that suits you is the one you can do, that is, that is, that corresponds to your physical capacity today.
What precautions should be taken to get back to physical activity?
If you haven't been physically or in sports for years, it's important to make an appointment with your gp for a check-up, including:
- A heart check-up including an electrocardiogram and a stress test to make sure your heart is perfectly fine
- A bone and joint balance
Depending on your assessment, your doctor can guide you to choose the activity that will be best.
Do you have a sore joint? Are you overweight?It is better to avoid intensive walking, dancing or golf and prefer softer sports for joints such as swimming, aquagym, cycling or Tai Chi Chuang.
Suitable sports equipment
Most sports require equipment. Choose it seriously so that it fits your body shape and level perfectly. To do this, do not hesitate to ask a specialist of the store visited but also your coach within the club or association where you practice the activity.
Food and hydration
- Before each activity session, don't forget to drink. Do not start any activities in the morning on an emptying. A balanced diet, especially carbohydrates, is recommended.
- During the session, don't forget to keep hydrating.
- After the session: Drink and eat something if you feel weak.
Signs that should alert you
See your doctor quickly if you:
- Pain in the chest or abnormal shortness of breath from exercise.
- Heart palpitations occurring during exercise or just after exercise.
- Discomfort occurring at the effort or just after the effort.
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