Exercise and sport are important for health and performance in all age groups. Every increase in physical activity brings additional health benefits.
The movement has a positive effect on psychological well-being and quality of life. Physically active people live longer. In addition, in old age, they are mentally fitter and less in need of care. In children, regular exercise improves fitness, mental well-being, and bone health and has a positive effect on body weight and the risk profiles for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers:
All children from birth must be allowed to exercise sufficiently by their development. The influence of adults and their peers is important to support all little girls and boys in their spontaneous physical activity through diverse and playful sensorimotor experiences.
Children And Adolescents:
Young people should exercise 1 hour a day, younger children significantly more. A good sports watch will help you to record your speed. In addition, young people should do activities several times a week that strengthen bones, stimulate the heart and circulation, tone muscles, improve dexterity and maintain mobility.
Adults should ideally exercise at least 2 ½ hours per week in the form of everyday activities or sports with at least moderate intensity. This basic recommendation can also be achieved through 1 ¼ hour of sport or exercise with high intensity or a combination of both. It is ideal if the activity is spread over several days a week. Women and men who are already active can do even more for their health, well-being, and performance with additional training in endurance, strength, and flexibility.