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The Benefits of Physical Activity    

● People of all ages can get involved when it comes to physical activity. There are plenty of ways to become more active and live a healthy life.


● So many people tend to overlook or forget the countless benefits of physical activity.


● Staying active helps maintain proper weight and reduce the risk of obesity


● Maintaining an active lifestyle allows individuals to burn more calories, which ultimately leads to weight loss.

● Becoming more active not only provides physical benefits but often times provides better mental health.


● Proper weight loss and healthy eating help improve mood, which in turn improves energy levels.


● More energy equals a higher probability of performing some form of physical activity.

● Heart disease is known as one of the leading causes of death in the United States but physical activity can reduce the risk for it.

● It reduces this risk by strengthening the heart muscles, lowering blood pressure levels, and raising the good cholesterol and improving the blood flow to the heart, lungs, and the body.


● Constant activity can also reduce hypertension through the loss of fat, which has been associated with high blood pressure.


● Regular activity has also been said to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes as well.

● Physical activity can help strengthen bones and muscles. It is known that having strong bones and muscles is very important in providing individuals with support and the ability to move.


● Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones and causes them to become weak and brittle. It also affects elderly individuals the most.

● Regular weight-bearing exercise can improve the promotion of bone formation, which can prevent the loss of bone associated with aging .


● Most importantly, physical activity may increase the chances of living a longer life. The fact that it helps prevents and reduce the risk of several life-threatening diseases can help people live longer healthier lives.

For more information visit either one of these websites


For information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention click here        

For information on the National Institutes of Health click here