Why Physical Activity is Good for You

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Physical activity, especially outdoors, plays an important role in strengthening and maintaining human health. So get ready for an adventure trip in the UK.

Physical activity:

  • reduces hypoxia;
  • increases physical and mental performance;
  • reduces the frequency of common infectious diseases;
  • slows down the age-related development of immunodeficiency.

Health is also a certain level of physical and functional state of the body. Outdoor activities in the UK are excellent for maintaining health.

What happens in the body when you are active enough?

All effects of adventure activities are inextricably linked with an increase in the reserve capabilities of the body, its protective properties, normalization of metabolism, optimization of the interaction of motor and vegetative functions.

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  • Optimization of the central nervous system.
    When you perform various movements, for example, while outside adventures in the UK, complex interactions between the cerebral cortex and subcortical centres are established in the brain. In the process of performing your movements, the cortical centres determine and control the work of the lower centres. Motor activity is extremely necessary for the normal organization of the brain.
  • Improving the mechanisms of the vegetative systems` work regulation.
    Physical activity changes the functional state of organs and nerve centres. Skeletal muscles function both as a working organ and as a reception area. Impulses arising in muscle receptors regulate its own activity and the work of internal organs.
  • Normalization of metabolism.
    We like to eat delicious food. In combination with a sedentary lifestyle, overeating leads to metabolic disorders. Long-term performance of low-intensity physical work, for example, walking during an adventure trip, contributes to the normalization of fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

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  • Improving the work of the cardiovascular system.
    Changes in the central link of the circulatory apparatus consist in improving the pumping function of the heart, especially when performing physical work, and economizing the work of the heart at rest.
  • Improving the work of the respiratory system.
    The size and mobility of the chest increase, the strength of the respiratory muscles raises. It leads to an increase in the vital capacity of the lungs. The content of myoglobin and glycogen increases in cells, especially in muscles, which improves their efficiency.
  • Improvement of the musculoskeletal system.
    The mechanical strength of bones increases. Connective tissues are improved. The strength of ligaments and tendons increases. The skeletal muscles become denser, the content of protein and energy substances increases in them.

Now you know, how it is great to be active, especially outdoors.