Summer is the ideal time of the year to practice sports. The good weather conditions and the possibility of having more free time lead us to enjoy the summer by practicing exercise.
It is a physical activity full of benefits for our body. It helps our body to function and keep active. In addition, during exercise our body releases endorphins and serotonin, the hormones of happiness.
All you have to do is choose the sport that best suits your tastes and physical abilities: hiking, yoga, swimming, cycling, beach volleyball...
Regular exercise, whatever it may be, brings us, among other benefits:
- Helps control weight
- Contributes to reduce the percentage of body fat
- Improves fatigue capacity
- Strengthens bones
- Helps reduce stress and improves mood
- Improves venous function
- Prevents respiratory problems
- Reduces cardiovascular risk
Other benefit of exercising in summer is not provided by the exercise itself, but by the sun. Vitamin D, which is very deficient in food, is produced naturally by the body when we expose ourselves to the sun. This vitamin helps to strengthen our immune system, preventing infections. Vitamin D also helps us to keep our bones strong.
Do not forget that sports practice under the sun requires good skin protection. The exposure to ultraviolet rays can be dangerous and it is essential to use an appropriate sunscreen. You should also be careful with hydration. It is very important to consume fluids before, during and after physical exercise.