Health Benefits of Being Physically Active for Women and Men
Many healthy problems or hypoknetic diseases are related with low level of physical activity, high calorie intake with unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
You should think about your lifestyle. Are you living a physically active lifestyle and enjoying many benefits of it. Are you living in a physically inactive lifestyle and increasing your chances of developing some health problems or hypoknetic diseases?
Some major benefits of being physically active and fit are highlighted here;
- Increased Quantity and Quality of Life
Regular physical activity and applying healthy active concept will provide you to have a rich and longer life to work, travel, learn, reach to your goals, flexibility, success and enjoy from the life with better mental balance.
- Fat Reduction
If you are overweight or obese your body systems should work very hardly because of extra weight and fat. Obesity can lead to many health problems such as respiratory and circulatory health diseases, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, colon cancer and mental problems. A physically active lifestyle can support to maintain a suitable balance of fat tissue to lean muscle tissue.
- Reduced Hypertension
Hypertension or high blood pressure is common in the world and approximately 20 percent of adults have this problem. Heart and blood vessel diseases are common in hypertension people. The normal blood pressure is 120/80. 120 is systolic number and it is amount of pressure inside arteries when heart contracts. 80 is diastolic number and it is the amount of pressure in arteries when heart relaxes. Physical activity (exercise or fitness) is very helpful to treat high blood pressure when it is mild or moderate level. Therefore make regular moderate vigorous intensity level exercise at least 30 minutes per day.
- Decreased Risk for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
If you have a sedentary lifestyle you can have a risk of a heart attack. Physical inactivity is one of the 4 major factors creating CHD in USA. Exercise wil reduce the risk of CHD by reducing bad cholesterol LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and increasing good cholesterol HDL (high-density lipoprotein) in body.
- Decreased Risk for Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition related with problems of carbohydrate absorption. It is associated with blindness, poor blood circulation, stroke and heart disease. Regular exercise and healthy diet will be beneficial to avoid or reduce the risk of diabetes.
- Increased Work Efficiency and Productivity
If our body physically fit and strong due to regular exercise we can work efficiently at home or work. This will increase our productivity and decrease the living cost.
- Fewer Musculoskeletal Problems
Neck pain, lower back pain and pain from neck to feet are common in many people. If the gae is older these problems will increase. All of these problems are related with low level of exercise.Osteoporosis is common in women when they are older due to bone weakness. Physically active and being fit will reduce the problems of muscle and bone over the coming years.
- Decreased Risk for Colon Cancer.
Regular physical activity (exercise or fitness) can reduce the risk of colon cancer during lifetime especially in adults.
Decreased Risk for Breast Cancer
Regular physical activity (exercise or fitness) can reduce the risk of breast cancer during lifetime especially in adults.