People today are living healthy lives. Lifestyle change, public health improvements, and improved health care have combined to extend longevity. In order to minimize stress and perform efficiently it is really important that the person maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Benefits of rock climbing

Rock climbing was originally used by experienced climbers to practice skills needed for scaling difficult sections of a mountain. Rock climbing and bouldering require both aerobic and anaerobic fitness, with the metabolic cost comparable to moderate to vigorous physical activity in adults.

Rock climbing can provide youth with muscular strength and endurance building exercise, and possibly improve flexibility. Climbing uses lots of muscle groups, both in the upper and lower body. The back, abdominal and leg muscles all get exercised as well as fingers, shoulders and arms. Regular climbing can improve stamina as well as muscle strength. In addition, all the reaching and stretching for holds improves flexibility and agility.

There is extensive evidence that regular moderate-to-vigorous physical activity can improve physical health by reducing risk factors for disease. It can have a positive impact on cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, metabolic, endocrine and immune systems and has been shown to be effective in the prevention of several chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancers, hypertension and osteoporosis.

Evidence shows that physical activity of any kind can help people with depression. Some scientists think that being active can help improve wellbeing because it brings about a sense of greater self-esteem, self-control and the ability to rise to a challenge.

Rock climbing is a good activity for increasing cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance. In addition, the higher the height climbed the more positively influenced were grip strength, upper body muscular endurance and relative body cellular mass.
Benefits of rock climbing

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