Physical activity plays an important role in maintaining health, well-being and quality of life. People who do physical activity improve their health while increasing their life expectancy.
Benefits of physical activity
Physical activity helps, among other things:
Regular physical activity and upper body exercises is an effective way to prevent many health risks at any age.
For adults and seniors, regular physical activity:
Recommendations for physical activity, by age
Children from 0 to 5 years old
Young children should be active as often as possible in order to grow well and develop well.
Babies under 1 year of age should move several times a day, especially with interactive floor games.
Children 1 to 5 years old should be active for at least 3 hours a day and opt for full body workout. They should develop their motor skills by participating in games and activities of varying intensity. These games and activities can take place indoors or outdoors and in various environments, for example in water or on the ground.
The older the children, the more they need to take part in games that are supported or that require some effort. For example, running and jumping are high intensity activities and this is how to stay fit. Participation in these games and activities should increase gradually, reaching at least 1 hour per day at the age of 5 years.