6 Sports to Improve Your Health
You want to take up a sport both as a new hobby and a mean to improve your health? There are so many choices? We will give you a few suggestions in the following article.
Strengthen your muscles with Pilates
Pilates is practiced on the ground, on a mat or on devices like the reformer, a sort of bed-cart with a sliding plate, pulleys and other accessories. You can use balloons, springs or elastic. This technique is based on the control of movement and breathing, inspired by yoga, dance, and gymnastics.
It’s good for what? Pilates engages all the muscles of the body. It works in harmony stabilizing muscles (postural) and mobilizing muscles (the movement). Eventually, the practice of Pilates improves strength and coordination, develops flexibility and corrects posture by strengthening and toning muscles.
Avoid: if you suffer from diseases such as herniated disc or scoliosis.
Where to practice? Many sport centers offer Pilates classes. You can also practice at home via the internet, alone or with a personal trainer.
Stay in control of yourself with judo
Judo is a martial art that combines balance, strength, flexibility and defense techniques.
It’s good for what? Judo is very physical. The whole body is stressed and you have to work seamlessly. Judo develops gestural quality, the establishment of the body image, and improves the perception of the body. Based on self-control and respect for others, judo is also good for your mind.
Avoid: if you suffer from pain at the spine or joints.
Where to practice? Club. You can also opt for another martial art such as karate or kung fu.
Work your legs with Flamenco
Flamenco is a dance coming from southern Spain. Expressive and energetic flamenco dance is characterized by the force when the feet of a dancer hit the ground
It’s good for what? The striking of the feet effectively gains muscle in legs. With training, the body will be toned. By adopting an elegant posture, women can benefit a lot from Flamenco. Dance involves balance, works the abdominal and buttocks. The abdominals are strengthened, joints are loosened up gradually. Dancing is also a good way of inhibiting and taming your body.
Avoid: if you suffer from a disease of the cardiovascular or musculoskeletal.
Where to practice? In a club. You can also practice other styles of dance: tap dance, African dance, tango, salsa, hip-hop…
Sharpen your reflexes through boxing
Get in the ring and let do punches and kicks! More and more women are getting into boxing. Choice: French boxing (with fists feet) or English boxing (only fists), or the variants (very trendy) that mix fitness and boxing: body combat, body boxing…
It’s good for what? Boxing is a complete aesthetic sport, which is good for both the physical and the mental health. This activity refines the silhouette, boosts cardio, and burns fat while working.
Avoid: if you have heart problems or severe vision problems.
Where to practice? In a club and even in water (aqua boxing). Equip yourself with boxing gloves, suitable footwear, and a helmet.
Upgrade your address with volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport. Two teams of six players compete to knock the ball into the opponent ground and prevent it from touching their ground. Jump to return the ball, pass to teammates by using only your hands.
It’s good for what? The practice of volleyball develops reflection, speed, balance, and stability. This expansion sport tones the muscles, especially strengthens the thighs, abdominals and “rushes” the silhouette. Volleyball promotes coordination and concentration. It also helps to socialize.
Avoid: if you suffer from back problems.
Where to practice? In a room, on a stage and even on the beach in summer with beach volleyball!
Burn fat through the step
The step is a toned fitness technique. You stand on a solid stepper and make very stable walking in rhythm and choreography. You can vary the level of difficulty by adjusting the height of the step.
It’s good for what? The step engages all muscles of the body; it works the thighs and buttocks intensely. Your practice gains endurance and allows better control of the breath. The step is an energetic activity that helps to burn calories.
Avoid: if you have problems with joints: the knee bends and repeated leaps put a strain on fragile joints.
Where to practice? In a gym or fitness center, or at home