A 22-year-old member asked:
why is regular exercise important to a person’s health?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Use it or loose it: If you plan to live well when/if you are 80+, you need to put in the time to create/maintain the body infrastructure needed to do so. A sedentary life style is matched by gradual decline in muscle mass and strength of bone structure. Acquisition of extra weight becomes the norm. Exercise maintains muscle mass,increases your metabolism, bone density and tolerance to illness/stress.
Answered on May 22, 2019
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