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The health triangle
Food, exercise and rest are equally important! Together, they affect your performance. The more you exercise, the more you have to eat and rest.
How much do you move?
Did you know that we move a marathon less every week today compared to the 1960s? And that a daily brisk walk can add several years to your life?
Exercise makes you smart!
Not only is exercise good for your body; you get smarter as well! A couple of 20−30 min cardio workouts each week is enough to make a difference in the brain.
Exercise helps the brain to better take in oxygen; the number of neurons and the connections between them increase; your memory becomes better, and you learn new things more easily. So get out there and move your body!
The body needs energy
In order for your body to function properly it needs energy. Your muscles spend the most energy, but even when you sleep your body has to breathe, digest food, dream, keep warm and pump blood. To do all this, it needs approximately one calorie per minute.
In order to feel well, the amount of energy that you take in should be equal to the amount you spend. We get energy from food. To feel optimal you need to eat five or six times a day.
The importance of rest
It’s easy to forget that your muscles break down during exercise and that you need to rest to rebuild the muscles again, so that you avoid injury and replace worn out cells. Children between 6 and 12 years of age need ten or eleven hours of sleep per night while nine hours is usually enough for teenagers.