Contribution of Exercise to Healthy Life
Physical activity and exercise contribute significantly to a healthy lifestyle; Regular exercise can prevent and reverse age-related decreases in muscle mass and strength, improve balance, flexibility, and endurance and reduce the risk of falls in the elderly.
Regular exercise can help prevent coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Regular, stressful exercises can also help prevent osteoporosis by building bones.
• Regular exercise can help chronic arthritis patients improve their daily activities such as driving, climbing stairs, and opening glasses.
• Self-esteem and self-confidence can be increased by exercise on regular basis. It also relieve stress and anxiety, improve mood and improve overall mental health.
• Some people may lose weight and control weight gain with daily exercise.
• Thirty minutes of modest exercise (walking is fine) are recommended at least three to five days a week, but the biggest health benefits come from most days of the week.
• Split exercise program into smaller 10-minute sessions.
• Start slowly and gradually to avoid injury or excessive pain or fatigue. Over time, you can exercise up to 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily.
• People are never too old to start training. Even frail older people (70-90 years) can improve their strength and balance through exercise.
• Almost any type of exercise (resistance, water aerobics, walking, swimming, weights, yoga, and many others) is helpful to anyone.
• Children need exercise; Playing outside the house is a good start.
• Exercise for children may provide excellent opportunities for development, but care must be taken not to exaggerate certain exercises (for example, if too many punches are thrown into baseball, this can damage a joint such as the elbow or shoulder).
• Exertion during a strenuous exercise can make a person tired and painful. If pain occurs, stop the exercise until the source of the pain is discovered. The person may need to seek medical help and advice regarding the continuation of such an exercise.
Most people can start with moderate exercises such as walking without a medical examination.