National Campaign against Overweight and Obesity

Influence of Exercise on Health
   As a matter of fact, regular exercise has a very positive influence on one's health, as it effective in weight loss and the prevention of numerous diseases, as well as the significant of general health.
Many study show that those who do not exercise regularly will gain massive benefits if they exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Besides, it is now universally acknowledged that the regular physical activity, along with health food habits, is the most effective and healthy way to control your weight, by losing or maintaining it. It is you own choice to choose the proper physical activity: exercise, housework, or work activity.
Health Benefits of Exercise:
It goes without saying that regular exercise is effective in protecting you against heart diseases, strikes, high blood pressure, diabetes (that does not need insulin for treatment), obesity, spinal pain, osteoporosis, not to mention the improvement in mood, and the aversion of life pressures. In addition, it increases the useful cholesterol, decreases the harmful cholesterol, improves the blood circulation, and helps you endure the work pressure.
Besides, it helps diminish the probability of:
  • Early death.
  • Early death, caused by heart diseases.
  • The risk of high blood pressure.
  • The incidence of colon cancer.
  • Anxiety and depression.
On the other hand, it helps to:
  • Control your weight.
  • Build your body, and preserve the health of your bones, muscles and joints.
  • Preserve the health of older persons, make them stronger and more capable of moving without falling.
  • Lowering the blood pressure of those suffering from high blood pressure.
  • Enhance and improve mental health.
It is advisable, therefore, to exercise for 20-30 for at least 3 times weekly, as well as the performance of muscle exercise for at least twice a week.
How could exercise help in the prevention of a number of chronic disease?
  • High blood pressure: Regular exercise is effective in lowering the blood pressure of those suffering from high blood pressure, as well as reducing body fats.
  • Diabetes (that does not need insulin for treatment): Regular exercise helps in the prevention and aversion of diabetic complications.
  • Obesity: Physical activity is very effective in reducing body fats, by building/maintaining the muscle mass and improving the body's ability to best use calories. Regular exercise and good diet help control your weight and evade obesity, which is the major risk factor of numerous diseases.
  • Spinal pain: Regular exercise helps treat and evade spinal pains, by making muscles stronger, more flexible.
  • Osteoporosis: Regular exercise enhances the bone formation, and protects from the risk of osteoporosis, usually related with aging.
  • Psychiatric influence: Physical activity improves mood, and promotes the psychiatric health. It is also effective in averting depression, and ease tensions.
Precautions to be taken into account when exercising:
  • In case it has been a long time since you last exercised, it is advisable to begin with a simple exercise, like walking or swimming, for a short period, and increase it gradually. This helps you to continue, and protects from any harmful complications.
  • You have to consult your doctor to know what is the appropriate exercise for you.
  • Don not be rash, and keep away from the violent sports that might harm you, and cause many health problems, such as spinal pain and sprained ankle.
  • Do not use any drugs, stimulants or herbs without consulting your doctor.
  • Exercising is no recommended in unstable weather (too hot, too cold, etc.)
Last Update : 21 January 2012 03:51 PM
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