We’ve always known that exercise is a miracle cure, but we’ve been ignoring it for far too long. As a result, our health is now suffering as a consequence. Physical activity can help you live a better and happier life regardless of your age.
One of the most important things you can do for your health is to engage in regular physical activity. Regular exercise can help you control your weight, reduce your risk of disease, strengthen your bones and muscles, and enhance your ability to complete everyday tasks. Physical activity is one of the few lifestyle decisions that have a significant impact on your health.
Physical activity has health advantages for everyone, regardless of age, talents, ethnicity, shape, or size. Regular exercise reduces the chance of acquiring a variety of long-term (chronic) diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and several malignancies.
Walking is an excellent way to improve or maintain your health. Just 30 minutes a day can increase cardiovascular fitness, bone strength, body fat reduction, and muscle power and endurance. Walking is a low-impact activity that requires little equipment and can be done at any time of day, and at your own speed. You can get out and walk without worrying about the risks associated with some more vigorous forms of exercise.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults should engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity 5 days per week OR 20 minutes of intense activity 3 days per week. Given the overwhelming evidence, it appears that we should all engage in some form of physical activity. It’s essential if you want to live a long, healthy, and happy life.