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Practice accompanied sports or practice alone
May 14, 2019
Surely you have ever heard the phrase “healthy body, healthy mind”. This dates from the second century and refers to the cultivation of the body that brings as a consequence a healthy mind. Practicing sports accompanied or alone, leads us to achieve that balance between body and mind.
Without a doubt, there is no better way to enjoy life than enjoying full health. We must plan our days by reserving some time in our daily routine to exercise. Thus, we will help our body to keep fit on the outside and in good working order inside.
When deciding to practice sports for our welfare, we must take into account if we prefer to do it alone or accompanied, or alternate according to the day. For this we must take into account certain advantages and disadvantages.
Practice sports alone
Greater concentration: When making our individual training we have less distraction factors and our mind is focused only on our routine. We also focus on performing the exercise correctly, so we are attentive to how we perform each movement. In addition, we respect rest times.
More organization: We elaborate our daily or weekly routine based on the needs of our sporting objective. In this way, we will achieve our physical or technical improvement without depending on others.
Less waiting time: When we went out to train alone, we started to practice directly without delays when arriving at our training place.
Difficulty to progress: There are exercises that require help or support to give the maximum when practicing sport. Alone it is almost impossible to perform some exercises with some intensity.
It is easy to get stuck: It is very probable not to advance in the routine and improvement of the techniques if we do not have someone to tell us where we are failing and how to correct it.
Boredom: Mentally it is more exhausting and many end up abandoning the activity because the work becomes heavier, especially on days when we are not very motivated or have no motivation.
Practice accompanied sports
More dynamic: When we train in a group, boredom stays away. We share with other people and we can exchange techniques. A) Yes the training time is fun and enjoyable.
Greater motivation: When practicing sports accompanied, other people can encourage us to perform exercises that are difficult for us. In this way, we realize that we can move forward and we are capable of improving ourselves.
Mutual aid and progression: The partners help each other to correct the postures and improve the techniques. There’s also exchanges of tips and ideas that help us progress.
Social interaction: Encourages social integration by addressing new spaces with people with a common interest. A) Yes healthy human relationships are created.
But, in turn, there are a number of disadvantages that make teamwork less productive.
Easy distraction: If we are going to practice sports accompanied, conversations that have nothing to do with training can be generated. Thus, the moments of rest become longer.
Technique errors: Just like the partner who encourages you, there may also be the partner who is at a level below yours and may not make corrections. Or, worse yet, tell you that something you’re doing well is wrong and making you doubt. We must be very careful with this.
Extended Waiting: When the training group is large in number, the time to reach our turn can be prolonged a lot and the activity is scattered. It is better to train with a dynamic group that does not waste time.
On the one hand, practicing accompanied sports or alone contributes an integral benefit for the human being, as long as we choose one that we like and for which we do not have limitations. We can try several sports until we find the right one for us.
On the other hand, at the mental level, tensions are relieved by releasing the stress to which we are subjected daily. It also increases our self-esteem and our memory capacity. This is due to the production of different hormones, including endorphins, which are released during physical activity giving us a sense of well-being and safety.
Sport also helps fight addictions such as smoking and alcoholism. At the corporal level, contributes to weight control, joint care, strengthening of muscles and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Get away from sedentary lifestyle and add a sport to your daily routine, it does not matter if you do it alone or accompanied.