This season of isolation at home is suitable for people to move less than usual, thus generating that the bodies can undergo different alterations, the most common being cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal.
"These sedentary behaviors can bring about alterations such as high blood pressure, type II diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and degenerative processes at the joint level ," said Felipe Monsalve Vélez, professor of Physiotherapy at CES University.
According to the World Health Organization, you have to do a minimum practice of 150 minutes spread over the week, to avoid such illnesses and injuries. For this there are several recommendations to follow.
“In the development of these activities, emphasis should be placed on aerobic-type stimulations to increase the heart rate, respiration and body temperature, and complement with muscular exercises of strength and flexibility” , emphasized the teacher Monsalve.
As for strength and flexibility exercises, these should be done at least three times a week, where the force should be done in the largest muscles of the body such as the chest, abdomen, pelvis and thighs.
Adults over 60 should do flexibility exercises every day, in addition to balance routines to avoid possible falls. As for people under 18 years of age, a minimum of 60 minutes of physical and recreational activities should be done, understanding each one as any movement that generates a specific caloric expenditure including work, home and leisure activities.
It is very important to perform these exercises under the supervision or guidance of a professional, in the social networks of the CES University gym you can find information on different activities. On Instagram you can find them as @gimnasces
As a last recommendation, being away as much time as possible from cell phone, television and computer screens is also of great importance to avoid alterations, or take active breaks every two hours of continuous work for 5 minutes.