Benefits of Regular Exercise
Ø Reduces the risk of heart disease
Ø Decreases appetite
Ø Decreases triglycerides and improves fat metabolism
Ø Increases cardiovascular endurance
Ø Strengthens the skeletal system and improves the immune system
Ø Relieves stress
Ø Increases circulation and lowers blood pressure
Ø Reduces chances of developing osteoporosis
Ø Increases flexibility and range of motion
Ø Decreases body fat and increases lean body mass
Ø Reduces depression and anxiety
Ø Improves the function of vital organs
Ø Lowers resting heart rate
Dangers of Obesity and Being Overweight
The National Institute of Health has proclaimed that obesity is a disease and a major risk factor for heart disease. Approximately 22 percent of adults in the United States are obese.
Ø Obese people have a shorter life expectancy due to medical issues.
Ø Coronary heart disease is greater. Stokes are more likely.
Ø Obesity can cause high blood pressure.
Ø Diabetes is very likely to occur in adults who are obese.
Ø Gallbladder disease is a risk factor.
Ø Obese people can experience shortness of breath with any type of movement.
Ø Cancer is a possibility, particularly colon, breast, prostate, uterus, rectum, and ovarian cancer.
Ø Osteoarthritis is a risk factor.
Ø Obesity can cause sleep apnea.