Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, and merely enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent the “diseases of affluence” such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type Two diabetes, and obesity. It also helps prevent depression, help to promote or maintain positive self-esteem, improve mental health generally, and has been proven to help boost levels of self-esteem. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern, and physical exercise may help decrease some of the effects of childhood and adult obesity. Health care providers often call exercise the “miracle” or “wonder” drug—alluding to the wide variety of proven benefits that it can provide.
Cool Facts About Exercising!
- Music improves workout performance
- Exercising improves brain performance
- Working out sharpens your memory
- Running burns calories!
- Exercise prevents signs of aging
- You get sick less often
- Increases productivity
- Workouts can improve the look of your skin
- Exercising boosts self-confidence
- Working out helps you sleep better
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