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Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure.

It can also be refers to all movement including during leisure time, for transport to get to and from places, or as part of a person’s work. Both moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity improve health.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the benefits of Regular physical activity include;

Brain Health

  • It improved thinking or cognition for children 6 to 13 years of age and reduced short-term feelings of anxiety for adults.
  • Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better.

Weight management

  • Both eating patterns and physical activity routines play a critical role in weight management. You gain weight when you consume more calories through eating and drinking than the amount of calories you burn, including those burned during physical activity.
  • To maintain your weight: Work your way up to 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity, although people vary greatly in how much physical activity they need for weight management. You may need to be more active than others to reach or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Getting to and staying at a healthy weight requires both regular physical activity and healthy eating.

Reduce Your Health Risk

  • Heart disease and stroke are two leading causes of death in the United States and Globally. moderate physical activity can put you at a lower risk for these diseases.
  • Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.
  • Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is some combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood sugar.

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Strengthen Your Bones and Muscles

  • physical activity is important to protect your bones, joints, and muscles, they support your body and help you move and balance.
  • It also helps in Keeping bones, joints, and muscles healthy, to ensure that you’re able to do your daily activities and be physically active.

Manage Chronic Health Conditions & Disabilities

  • Regular physical activity can help people manage existing chronic conditions and disabilities. such as Adults with  arthritis.
  • Help control blood sugar levels and lower risk of heart disease and nerve damage for people with type 2 diabetes.

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