Regular sport for a more healthy lifestyle

Is sport really so important and healthy? Or isn't a little daily exercise enough to stay fit? Two questions that are discussed again and again, but which are quite easy to answer: Yes, sport is important, and at least moderate activity is really a good basis for it to be considered sport. And no, simply moving from A to B at a slow walking pace is not enough to really stay fit.

Personal Trainer Frankfurt: Germans do too little sport!

Even children in primary school don't get enough exercise: they are dropped off at the school gates in the morning and have usually travelled the distance by bus or car. Gone are the days when children went to school by bike or on foot!  This is followed by hours of sitting and even in leisure time, people tend to sit in front of electronic devices rather than being active in a sports club, for example.

It is also not uncommon for adults to commute from home to the office and back. The inner pig dog is big and it quickly pushes back the thought of a sporting activity. According to studies, only half of Germans do sport regularly, and in some cases even fewer. The reasons are not only personal convenience, but also a permanent lack of time and often a certain amount of leisure time stress.

That is why sport is important for health

Less active children are often fidgety and in a bad mood. They are unable to dissipate their excess energy, which results in an emotional rollercoaster. Adults are similar, but they are usually more in control of their emotions. In the long run, however, this causes stress, which should definitely be reduced. That, in turn, can only be done through sport! The following reasons speak in favour of regular exercise, which can also involve jogging or cycling around Frankfurt with your personal trainer:
Strengthening the immune system

  • Regular sport strengthens the immune system. However, caution is advised: Too much is unhealthy! If you overexert yourself over a long period of time, you will weaken your body. An adapted training programme is therefore important.

Strengthening the cardiovascular system

  • Regular endurance training in particular strengthens the heart and lungs, making both more resilient. As a result, the heart pumps more blood through the body, which in turn is better supplied with oxygen. The blood vessels remain more elastic and the risk of high blood pressure decreases considerably. If high blood pressure already exists, the values can drop again through regular exercise. Be careful: Before exercising for the first time, untrained people should get the okay from their doctor to avoid overstraining themselves.

Preventing diseases

  • Exercise can prevent diseases. Cholesterol levels are lowered and stress hormones in the blood are reduced.


 Both can damage the cardiovascular system. Last but not least, it prevents strokes and heart attacks. In addition, sport increases energy consumption and lowers blood sugar levels. Sport even has the potential to prevent diabetes. If you already have diabetes, exercise can have a positive effect on your blood sugar levels.

Preventing osteoporosis

  • Sport strengthens bones, tendons and ligaments. Bones form new bone substance, which can prevent osteoporosis. This effect is particularly important from the age of 40, when bone substance is increasingly broken down. However, the stimulus to the bones must also be present. Running is highly recommended for this purpose, while swimming and cycling probably cannot produce a sufficient effect.

Lose weight more easily

  • If you want to lose weight, you have to exercise, that is well known. The turnover must be higher than the energy intake! This is easy to achieve with sport, because it builds up muscles. Muscles, in turn, consume more energy than fat or connective tissue, even when at rest. This increases the basal metabolic rate and weight loss can be continued even at rest. Nutritional counselling is also important for this, however, because those who consume energy primarily through foods that are high in fat and calories will hardly be able to see any effect, even with exercise. A healthy diet plays a major role in weight loss success.

Improved mental fitness

  • People who are active in sports literally "clear their heads". This is indeed the case, because the exertion leaves thinking behind. In addition, the brain is better supplied with blood and oxygen, which has additional positive effects. No wonder when the great ideas just bubble up after sport!

In view of the health benefits, all that remains to be said is: Go for sports!