According to the World Health Organization, lack of physical activity contributes to approximately 17% of heart disease and diabetes, 12% of falls in the elderly, 10% of breast & colon cancer.and 29% increased incidence of Upper Respiratorytract Infections(URTI).
Reduces your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease:
There is a direct relation between physical inactivity and cardiovascular mortality. Persons who remain sedentary have the highest risk for all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality. You can reduce your risk even further with more physical activity. Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.
Reduces Your risk of Diabetes:
Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.Metabolic syndrome is a condition in which you have some combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood sugar
Improve Your Mental Health & Sleep problems:
Regular physical activity can help you to keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and may help you sleep better.Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to fall asleep.
Reduce Your Risk of Some Cancers:
Being physically active lowers your risk for two types of cancer: colon and breast.some findings suggest that your risk of endometrial cancer and lung cancer may be lower,if you get regular physical activity compared to people who are not active. Research shows that lower rates of these conditions are seen with 120 to 150 minutes (2 hours to 2 and half hours) a week of at least moderate-intensity aerobic activity. And the more physical activity you do, the lower your risk will be.
Build strong, healthy muscles:
Muscle-strengthening activities can help you increase or maintain your muscle mass and strength. Slowly increasing the amount of weight and number of repetitions you do will give you even more benefits, no matter your age.
Strengthen Your Bones and Muscles:
As you age, it’s important to protect your bones, joints and muscles. Not only do they support your body and help you move, but keeping bones, joints and muscles healthy can help ensure that you’re able to do your daily activities and be physically active.
Increase Your Chances of Living Longer:
Science shows that physical activity can reduce your risk of dying early from the leading causes of death, like heart disease and some cancers.