During the past year with COVID-19, many playgrounds are closed, team sports are on hold, and less kids are out in the neighborhood playing. Instead they’re watching YouTube videos, online gaming, and attending school on Zoom. They’re more sedentary than ususal
Staying at home all day may be a boring experience for most people, especially those who are used to going to the gym or practicing outdoor sports. However, staying at home doesn’t mean you have to let go of your active lifestyle and spend most of the time sleeping. Instead of complaining about a sudden lifestyle change, get creative and you’ll find plenty of things to keep yourself busy at home.
Jogging regularly places strain on bones and muscles. Over some time, your bones become stronger and can handle increased stress. Stronger bones are less likely to break or experience an injury. Jogging is especially beneficial for older adults who experience progressive loss of bone density. Stronger bones help to decrease the risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other skeletal diseases.
If you’ve ever begun to work out feeling stressed out, and felt nothing but positive feelings by the end of your workout, you aren’t alone. A study from Princeton University has found that getting exercise changes your brain chemistry. It enhances the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA, whose function, among other things, is to lower anxiety.