Why it is important
A physically active lifestyle enhances feelings of energy, well-being, quality of life and cognitive function and is associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Exercise and physical activity decrease the risk of developing CHD, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer including colon and breast cancer. Exercise and physical activity lower blood pressure and play an important role in weight management. Exercise generally improves sleep. Exercise among older adults preserves bone mass and reduces the risk of falling. Moderate exercise has a beneficial effect on the human immune system. A physically active lifestyle prevent and improve mild to moderate depressive disorders and anxiety.
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Category: Physical healthResearch
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