Fitness Benefits and What Works for Women
Physical activities are very beneficial to the health of each individual. A lot of emphasize is always on people to participate in fitness and physical activities . This is because of the numerous benefits attributed by partaking in various exercises. Foremost, today our health is much affected by our lifestyle; such as long hours of work in the offices. Along with the foods we eats and drinks we drink. As well as other factors; such as stress due to work or family life.
However, these lifestyle habits have been known to lead to lifestyle diseases; such as Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome. And various cardiovascular diseases; all of which may be fatal. This calls for the need for people to get actively involved in sports and fitness activities.
Since I was a kid, I loved taking part in sports; unlike other girls; who saw it awkward even during P.E. (Physical Education). I loved playing fitness sports and recreation activities; such as soccer, croquet, water sports, hockey as well as lacrosse. I was so good at hockey that I represented my school in various tournaments; both while I was in elementary school. Also, when I joined college. I always felt more confident about myself then. Especially when I was in high school. I would notice boys hitting at me.
My love for fitness activities and sports
However, by the time I joined college, things started to gradually changes. Despite the facts that I continued participating in sports; I wasn’t as active as I was when I was a bit youthful. As a matter of fact; I mostly shied from attending the coaching sessions. Though most of the time, I was still included in the squad; which would taking part in a tournament because I was so good at hockey.
This however didn’t please the coach and most of the times we were at loggerheads. The reason was because of missing practice sessions. Eventually, by the time I was in my senior years in college, I completely dropped out from the school team. In my mind, I had this illusion that I did so; because I wanted to concentrate in my studies.
What happened after college
Nonetheless, I was lucky enough to secure a good job in a bank. The job was very demanding and I usually spent more hours stuck behind the desk working each day as I tried to be productive; and maybe rise through ranks one day. Indeed, my first promotion came barely two years into working with the bank.
The new title meant more responsibilities and consequently more work to be done. I always gave all my best at work and my bosses always loved that. I had little time for outdoor activities and during my leave days I would visit my folks and stay with them. By my fourth year at work, I started dating. Therefore any free time that I had, I would spend that time with my boyfriend.
Therefore, I didn’t know that this sedentary lifestyle had any impact in my life; until I started experiencing pain at the lower part of my back. During the first six months, the pain was quiet mild, but with time, it started to become more painful that I decided to seek medical advice. By this time, I had gained much weight but it wasn’t much of concern to me.
Taking part in fitness to help heal back pain
The health care provider who examined me was very concerned with my history. He couldn’t figure out why I had opted out of sports because according to him; my back pain was resulting from lack of exercising. Although he prescribed some medication to me; he highly recommended that I join a fitness program for weight loss motivation. I really took all that advice into consideration, but I had a problem, I didn’t have enough time to schedule for exercising and therefore it was most irregular. I just depended on drugs to heave the pain that I was experiencing. Especially during the night when I was sleeping.
The medication never helped me entirely and it was after I suffered from a chronic back pain that I decided to evaluate my fitness position. It was time to say that ‘enough was enough’ and to take action. It wasn’t a simple thing given that I was already in my mid 20s but I decided to give it a try. I made a time-schedule which ensured a balance between time and fitness and I made sure that I strictly followed it. It may have taken more than I could have ever imagined, but exercising helped me recover from the back time, but not after some two years.