Importance of Physical Activity

As a society, our awareness of the importance of healthy living has not been high, and the benefits achieved through regular physical activity are clear. Center for Disease Control & Prevention in Canada to list of health benefits resulting from regular exercise, are as follows:
1. Reducing the risk of coronary heart disease
2. Reducing the risk of stroke
3. Reducing the risk of second heart attacks in people who already had one heart attack
4. Lowers both total blood cholesterol
5. Reduce the risk of high blood pressure
6. Helps reduce blood pressure in people who already have hypertension
7. Lowering the risk of developing non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus
8. Reducing the risk of developing colon cancer
9. Helping people achieve and maintain a healthy weight
10. Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety
11. Promoting psychological well-being and reduce feelings of stress
12. Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
13. Help adults become stronger and more able to move without falling or becoming too tired
Complicating things is the fact that our culture has evolved such that we find ourselves increasingly busy and difficult to implement healthy lifestyle into our daily routine. Our ability to cope with our busy lifestyles and to maintain physical and psychological health depends on time so that the necessary activities of daily that will improve our quality of life.