Health not only comes from eating good food but besides being physically active is very important. Exercise and Physical activity should be an adjunct in order to be healthy. The gym is not the only place where one can get fit or be active. There are so many activities one can do at home to get healthier. Continuous sitting for long hours needs to be avoided.

Physical activity is defined as “any body movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure.”

Regular physical activity or exercise is very important because it helps to decrease the risk of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, heart failure, and colon cancer. It helps in weight management. It aids in heart health and decreases blood pressure. It helps slow down the outset of diabetes mellitus(type-2). It assists in treating osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, depression, obesity, and anxiety. It helps in burning calories & reduces body fat.

It not only has a beneficial impact on our body but also has a positive effect mentally. It aids in relieving stress and improves the competence & robustness of the body.

Additional Benefits:

  • Increases bone density.
  • Increases lean muscle tissue
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Increases cardiac output
  • Helps in balance & reduces the risk of falls.
  • Increases resistance to disease & illness.
  • Decreases LDL (Bad cholesterol).
  • Increase HDL (Good cholesterol).
  • It enhances sleep (Sleep quality).
  • Helps build strong bones, joints & muscles.
  • Improves flexibility.
  • Improves posture.
  • Improves self-discipline, and self-confidence.
  • Decreases risk of injuries.
  • Decreases joint & muscle pains.
  • It helps balance blood glucose levels.
  • It regulates appetite.
  • It raises basal metabolic rate (BMR).
  • Slows aging.

Daily physical activity (exercise, yoga, walking, jogging, dance) for at least 30-40 minutes with proper nutrition will improve the quality of life. Small modifications in our lifestyles can make a big difference and contribute to overall well-being.  

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