How Physical Exercise leads to healthy lifestyle :
Exercise means activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness . Physical exercise is very important for living healthy or wealthy life.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important thing you can do for your health .It can help:
· In controlling your weight .
· Lower your risk of heart disease
· Lower your risk for type two diabetes and metabolic syndrome
· Lower your risk for some cancers
· Strengthen your bones and muscles
· Improve your mental health and mood
· Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevents falls , if you are an older adult
· Increase your chances of living longer
Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had , but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence.
If you’re not sure about becoming active or boosting your level of physical activity because you are afraid of getting hurt , the good news is that moderate –intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking , is generally safe for more people.Startslowly as Cardiac events, such as a heart attack ,are rare during physical activity . But the risk does go up when you suddenly become much more active than usual. For instance , you can put your self at risk if you don’t usually get much physical activity and then all of sudden do vigorous intensity aerobic activity , like shoveling snow . That’s why it’s important to start slowly and gradually increase your level of activity.
Always remember this probe “Slowly and gradually win the race “
Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first .But after ten minutes at a time is fine. The key is to find the right exercise for you . It should be fun and should match your ability.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood , sleep quality and energy , as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression , dementia and Alzheimer’s. Physical activity improves healthy as well-being. It reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps you maintain and achieve a healthy body weight and it improves your outlook on life. Research also shows that physical inactivity can cause premature death, chronic disease and disability. Health Canada encourages Canadians to integrate physical activity into their every day life; at home, at school, at work, at play and on the way ... that's active living.
· For children, regular physical activity is essential for healthy growth and development. For adults, it allows daily tasks to be accomplished with greater ease and comfort and with less fatigue.
For seniors, weight-bearing physical activity reduces the rate of bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Regular physical activity also maintains strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, and can help reduce the risk of falls
What Can You Do?
Physical activity is something that everyone can do. You don't need to run a marathon or spend hours at a gym. Look for simple ways to be physically active every day.
Take a walk once a day;
Take the stairs instead of the elevator;
Spend less time in front of the television or computer;
Play actively with your kids;
Walk, wheel or cycle for short trips; or
Find out about walking and cycling paths nearby and use them
Being physically active not only strengthens your body, it also makes you feel good about yourself.