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Why Is Exercise Important
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Good form is KEY.: In any exercise, any sport, essentially any physical activity, form, stance, addressing the object interacting with, leads to the desired results --without injury--more than any other factor. Ask any athlete: how does a petite lady hit a golf ball 280 yards, how does a pitcher with just average muscles strength throw a 100 mph ball? It goes beyond that: communication is more form than words. ...Read more
Many benefits: Exercise has many benefits: 1) improved heart health and lower risk for heart disease (heart attacks, ) 2) improved brain health (via adrenaline and endorphin release), 3) lower risk for stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers, 4) improved cholesterol and blood sugar levels, 5) improved self-esteem, 6) improved lung function. Etc. Etc.The benefits are too many to list here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No insulin: The most common cause of hypoglicemia in pateint without diabetes is that your body over react to high glucose foods and produces too much Insulin causing your blood sugar to drop. That is why the diet is so important to prevent that. Exercise causes your blood sugar to go into tissues without the use of Insulin and reduces that reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Our shape, size, and internal structure is designed for movement. In the past this was achieved in the normal course of life, now, in the modern era, we need to exercise to get that needed activity. The benefits of exercise are voluminous ranging from physical to emotional. Regular exercise is one of the cornerstones of health and longevity. ...Read more
Fatigue the muscle: Repetitions performed to muscle failure ultimately help the muscles strengthen and grow. High reps (12-15 per set) for definition, moderate reps (6-8 per set) for size, and low reps (2-4 per set) for strength. Remember, if you get to this target number easily, you're not working the muscles hard enough to achieve a benefit. ...Read more
Your health: can be a direct reflection of your lifestyle. ...Read more
Good Question: Obesity is having too much body mass. It takes more Insulin for a heavy person to process sugar from food and your system can burn out and you become diabetic. Blood pressure could be increased. Estrogen levels can rise, setting you up for cancers of various types. There is stress on your heart. You can get depressed. What you eat and how much are the most important factors in losing weight. ...Read more
Lively living 4 life: You are so lucky. Before 40 there is a lot of time to live a wonderful, long and healthy life by including exercise and balanced diet the key is to start now. Everything you do will lay down the foundation for being vigorous when a senior. In addition, it will make you feel energetic now. So protect the heart-every meal, every day. And add exercise 3x/wk and throughout each day to build endurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Health risks: Obesity can lead to reduced life expectancy and/or health problems. Body mass index (bmi) compares wt to ht; overweight bmi is 25-30 kg/m2; obese bmi is > 30 kg/m2. Obesity increases the likelihood of heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes. If you are not overweight then you do not need to lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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