SPORT AND HEALTH

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Category: Health & Nature
Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 08:16
Written by Jose luis Cabeza
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I confess that I'm a sport lover and I have practiced sport all my life. Nevertheless, today,  in my sixties, I continue asking myself the same question. Is sport really a healthy activity?

On the one hand, staying active improves our life quality. It increases the good cholesterol (HDL) and It delays the hypertension problems. Besides, it avoids overweight. It is an excellent ally against the cardiovascular diseases and increases stamina.


On the other, solely through listening to the sportsmen's complaints, we arrived at the conclusion that anybody who runs will severely damage their knees. Somebody who goes swimming has chronic tendinitis in the shoulders by the repetitive movements. The risks of a climber man doesn't need much explanation and, if you choose boxing as your favorite sport, oh my gosh, you are a little bit crazy (me too).


In conclusion, as  I said at the beginning, I'm not sure about this sport life issue. But in any case, I recommend moderate exercise, Mediterranean diet enriched with ham and red wine. Never forget having the Spanish catnap called siesta, and if it is possible, look at the world with some sense of humour since laughing burns calories. Try that, whatever you do.