Stress, fatigue, muscle tension… To fight against these everyday ailments, a healthy lifestyle is essential. Sport not your cup of tea? Rest assured, there are a number of exercises, within everyone’s reach, which will allow you to keep in shape and improve your well-being.
Yoga: the boat posture to strengthen the abdominal strap
This is one of the best yoga poses for building core strength. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced! In practice, lie down with your legs straight, arms at your sides, then raise your legs and chest. The goal ? Form a 45° angle. Hold the position for ten breaths and then release. Repeat the operation five times.
Games to stimulate and strengthen your memory
Memory and brain stimulation helps prevent dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Above all, it is necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle by avoiding toxic substances such as alcohol and tobacco, by having a varied and balanced diet, by sleeping at least eight hours a night and by practicing regular physical activity. In addition to these habits, memory games allow you to train in a fun way. Many free sites offer them: neurostim.fr, jeuxdememoire.net, mon-qi.com… On the program: logic games, quizzes, mental arithmetic, or memorization of words and images. Children, adults or seniors, there is something for everyone!
Meditation promotes mental well-being
Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of meditation on the brain. It reduces stress, anxiety and considerably reduces the risk of depression. It is therefore an excellent practice for improving psychological and physical well-being. The simplest meditation exercise is to focus on your breathing. Make yourself comfortable in a seated or lying position and close your eyes. Breathe calmly and deeply, becoming aware of each inhale and exhale. Thoughts will probably arise in your mind, don’t try to chase them away. Watch them as clouds passing across the sky and then bring your attention back to your breath.
Walking prevents the onset of many diseases
A sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health. To stay in shape, it is recommended to take at least 10,000 steps a day. Not only does walking allow you to clear your mind and stretch your legs, but it also helps prevent the appearance of many pathologies such as stroke, myocardial infarction, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. This activity also plays a role in the prevention and improvement of chronic diseases such as asthma, high blood pressure, Crohn’s disease, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis and skin diseases.
Burpees: the exercise that strengthens the whole body
This bodybuilding exercise is probably the most complete there is. It solicits the arms, pectorals, abs, glutes and legs. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, squat down, lower into a plank position then bring your feet back up to your hands before standing back up. Be careful, if you are not athletic, this exercise can exert violent pressure on the joints.