Exercise for Disease Prevention

Posted on:24,Jul'19

Posted by: CancerClinics

Tags: Cancer Prevention

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The technical definition of exercise is any physical activity that enhances or maintains your physical fitness and overall health & wellbeing. Exercise is one of the simpler things to do which helps you be healthier & prevent disease.

At the outset, exercise has several benefits:

• Exercise lowers the risk of getting any kind of chronic disease
• It improves your mental state of mind & in the long run can reduce the symptoms of mental health diseases such as depression
• Overall, exercise boosts energy levels in the body

With such great benefits of exercise, there is no reason to not exercise. A healthy individual needs 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week (equivalent to 30 minutes per day) or 75 minutes of rigorous exercise per week (equivalent to 15 minutes per day).

The easiest way to get exercise is to include it as part of the routine – by walking or cycling to work instead of taking the car, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and by including household chores into everyday life.

Additionally, it is very advisable to change your lifestyle as a whole and address how sedentary it has become. Some everyday sedentary activities include watching TV, using computers & other gadgets, taking a car or a motorbike for short distances, or listening to music. It is good to watch these patterns & get a break from them in order to ensure your body gets sufficient physical activity.

With such amazing benefits that exercise has to offer, there is no reason why you should not be doing it. With the New Year around the corner, make a resolution to include exercise in your everyday routine.

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