In recent years, “light sports” has become a fashion sport for the elderly in many countries, but it seems strange to most Chinese seniors. In fact, “light sports” is the most popular fitness exercise for people, especially older people. It is very common in China and has a long history. Early spring is a good time for “light sports” activities.
“Light exercise” means easy movement or fast movement. This is aerobic exercise. It is called low energy exercise, gentle exercise, moderate exercise. The most typical is morning exercise, relaxing music or dancing. Or play Tai Chi, or jog or walk. The characteristic of “light sports” is that you can exercise collectively or individually whenever and wherever you want.
“Light sports” should be gentle and lasting
In recent years, researchers have found that sustained, regular and regular gentle exercise can make people feel refreshed, happy, and make the brain more sensitive, suitable for the elderly, the infirm and the patient.
Strenuous exercise can increase the secretion of catecholamines and adrenocorticotropic hormones in the human body, and can inhibit the activity of some lymphocytes and reduce the immune function of the human body. Long-term adherence to mild exercise can gradually increase hemoglobin in the body, improve the body’s resistance, and enhance the work of the cerebral cortex. Effective and cardiopulmonary function, reducing the incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
It is important to exercise lightly and to be appropriate. So what is appropriate? Experts believe that if calorie consumption is calculated, it will consume 2,000 kilocalories and last a week of physical activity.
This amount of exercise is equivalent to two to three hours of table tennis or half an hour of exercise per day. Because at the same time, mild exercise consumes only 1/13 to 1/15 of the body’s heat.
Therefore, the effect is not obvious in the short term and must be effective after long-term continuous exercise. The simplest and most appropriate criterion is that you won’t feel excessive fatigue after each workout. Therefore, mild exercise is especially suitable for those who need to control their weight.
“Slight exercise” can accumulate sports at any time
The main purpose of exercise for the elderly is to prevent osteoporosis, abnormal blood lipids, and enhance heart and lung function. You can choose to walk, jog, do aerobics, swim, ride a bicycle, climb a mountain, dance, ballroom dance, bowling, etc. according to your preferences. Form of exercise.