The pandemic changed the habits of many people. physical activities and healthy eating are here to stay, as they are fundamental pieces to combat anxiety, stress, insomnia and diseases. People who couldn’t leave their homes decided to set up their mini gyms and others preferred to go running, riding bicycles and doing other sports outdoors.
According to him National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), in 2021, 62.7% of people aged 15 years and over suffer from excess weight at the national level, with women having the highest prevalence (65.6%) compared to men (59.5%). For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults aged 18 to 64 years engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week.
In addition, according to figures provided by Mercado Libre, the Sports and Fitness category grew 15% year-on-year, led by the Supplements subcategory, which grew 55%, due to the entry of a better offer and a greater variety of products. of national and international brands to the platform. For this reason, it announces the Sports Week that will take place from September 19 to 25where users will find thousands of discounts on products in that category.
Similarly, the e-commerce platform in Latin America provides recommendations on what to take into account before starting a fitness routine on a daily basis.
Define the physical activity to perform:
Before investing in classes or exercise equipment, it is important to be clear about what type of sport is best suited to our preferences and physical condition. This will allow us to maintain a good predisposition to put together a persistent routine in a disciplined way. If you have led a sedentary lifestyle for a long time, it is advisable not to overstrain the body until we get used to the habit of staying active.
Determine what time and how often:
Once the type of physical activity to be performed has been specified, it is necessary to find a time and number of days a week that best suits the current lifestyle to carry it out. However, it is of the utmost importance to set realistic short-term and long-term goals. This will allow a better organization of time and will serve as motivation to maintain consistency and motivation.
Have the necessary equipment:
Another relevant aspect to take into account before exercising is to have the right equipment for a comfortable workout. among the options indoors, we have the option of setting up a gym at home (with elliptical either electric treadmills), or do virtual guided exercises, either paid or free, in which basic items such as dumbbells, garters set either yoga mat. On the other hand, among sports outdoor we have activities with bikes either scooterin addition to going for a run or a walk, for example.
Maintain a balanced diet:
To obtain a balanced diet, it is necessary to consume adequate amounts of all essential nutrients to cover vital needs. Training and a balanced diet favor good results in any sport. In some cases, you can use the sports supplements to supplement the daily intake of nutrients, but this must be done under the supervision of a specialized professional.
The head of Marketing at Mercado Libre Peru points out that among the most demanded products at a general level in the sports and fitness category we have sports supplements (43%), training items such as weights (22%) and bicycles (12%), being S/ 189.00 the approximate average of what Peruvian users usually invest in sports equipment.
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