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The benefits of physical excercise

The benefits of physical excercise

The push to live a sedentary life has increased in recent times with most jobs being white collar jobs that keep employees seated all day. Sedentary lifestyle may seem like soft life especially when you spend the whole day in air conditioned rooms and offices. However, all that glitters is not gold. A sedentary lifestyle is not healthy and could have terrible consequences on individuals. Health experts have always emphasized on the need for individuals to engage in physical activities as way of keeping fit.

The benefits of physical activities cannot be over-emphasized. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things to do for your health. Being physically active can improve brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve ability to do everyday activities. Physical activity could keep you primed up for action and alert to your environment. Only few lifestyle choices have as much impact on the health like physical activity. If you are intent on weight loss, physical activity can help you shed off the extra weight, leaving you trim and fit. Physical activity helps to improve the lungs and heart capacity, thereby, keeping cardiovascular diseases at bay. However, while everyone needs physical activity, people living with physical disabilities need it even more.

People with physical disabilities are more limited and more likely to have less physical activities than other people because of their limitation. However, this doesn't change the fact that they also need physical activities equally. Below are some of the benefits of physical activities for people living with physical disabilities…

1. Reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases.



It is very important to note that inactivity doesn't do the heart any good. Hence, the need for people with physical disabilities to regular engage in physical activities despite their limitations. This could improve heart and lungs capacity. This will help to dilate the blood vessels and reduce the risk of heart attacks.

2. Regaining endurance and stamina



Physical activity is really necessary in order to prevent parts of body from withering away due to lack of use. This is especially true for people with chronic disabling conditions. Doctors actually always advice people with physical disabilities to engage in physical activity as it helps them improve their stamina and muscle strength.

3. Reduces depression.



It is usually said that exercise and physical activity leaves the person doing it excited and pumped up. This is because exercise changes the level of hormones such as serotonin, endorphins and stress hormones in the body. This could reduce depression and anxiety. It could also generally improve mood and sense of wellbeing of the individual. Altogether, it guarantees a generally healthier state of mind.

4. Helps in weight loss.



It is really easy for people with physical disabilities to gain weight due to their sedentary lifestyle. However, physical activity is a good answer to this as it helps them lose weight without even having to use a diet.

It is generally established that the benefits of physical activities are countless. Hence, everyone should that they involve in physical activity to foster a healthy lifestyle.