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Ariana Leonard, ACSM, CPT
Physical Activity Improves Quality Of Life
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Physical Activity Improves Quality Of Life

Do you want to add years to your life? Or life to your years?
Feeling your best boosts your zeal for life.
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week. An easy way to remember this is 30 minutes at least five days a week, but three 10-minute periods of activity are as beneficial to your overall fitness as one 30-minute session. This is achievable.
Here are some reasons why physical activity is proven to improve both mental and physical health
Physical activity boosts mental wellness.
Regular physical activity can relieve tension, anxiety, depression and anger. You may notice a “feel good sensation” immediately following your physical activity, and most people also note an improvement in general wellbeing over time as physical activity becomes a part of their routine.
Physical activity improves physical wellness.
Too much sitting and other sedentary activities can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. One study showed that adults who watch more than 4 hours of television a day had a 46% increased risk of death from any cause and an 80% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Physical activity prolongs your optimal health.
Without regular physical activity, the body slowly loses its strength, stamina and ability to function well. People who are physically active and at a healthy weight live about seven years longer than those who are not active and are obese.
Check out the benefits of moderate exercise
Improves blood circulation, lowering the risk of heart disease

Promotes weight loss

Improves blood cholesterol levels

Prevents and manages high blood pressure

Prevents bone loss

Boosts energy level

Helps manage stress

Releases tension

Promotes enthusiasm and optimism

Counters anxiety and depression

Helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly

Improves self-image

Increases muscle strength, increasing the ability to do other physical activities

Reduces risk of developing CHD/CVD by 30-40 percent

Reduced risk of stroke by 20 percent in moderately active people and by 27 percent in those who are highly active

Helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer for seniors
So why not see for yourself? Once you find creative ways to fit physical activity into your life, we think you'll agree that the effort to get moving is worth it.

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