Saturday, July 25, 2009

What You Don’t Know About Physical Activity

If you have been putting off being physically active, you may want to rethink your exercise strategy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular physical activity has eight benefits for health and well-being.

The CDC states, “Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.”

Here is the list from the CDC website:

Regular physical activity can help:

Control your weight

Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease

Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Reduce your risk of some cancers

Strengthen your bones and muscles

Improve your mental health and mood

Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you're an older adult

Increase your chances of living longer

If you have a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease, talk with your doctor to find out if your condition limits, in any way, your ability to be active. Then, work with your doctor to come up with a physical activity plan that matches your abilities.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/health/index.html

When I read the list of benefits of physical activity, I found it to be very motivating and inspiring. It made me want to get out there and walk, go to the gym, and go swimming even more.

Find a cool, safe place to get active, such as an air-conditioned gym or area to walk around. Or try your favorite activity early in the morning, to beat the heat. Start slowly and build up the rate of activity slowly.


Wishing you best health!

Jonathan and the Fat Resistance Diet Team

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