Why is physical activity so important for health and well-being?

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Why is physical activity so important for health and well-being?

Staying active is the best way to keep our bodies healthy, and to improve our quality of life and the overall well-being
Checkout how regular physical activity can increase your standard of health, comfort, and happiness.

1. It improves your health.
Physical activity can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30% in addition It's medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
a 30% lower risk of early death
up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
up to a 30% lower risk of depression
up to a 30% lower risk of dementia (NHS (UK))

2. Works as mood-lifter.
A gym session or brisk walk works as a happy pill with no side effects by stimulating various brain chemicals. making you feel happier and energetic.

3. Exercise boosts energy.
Regular exercise helps strengthen your Muscles as well as cardio health leading to increased strength and stamina, which in-turn increases your ability to work more efficiently.

4. Helps you to control weight.
With regular physical activity you burn more calories and help prevent excess weight gain. Listen, Consistency is key.

5. Promotes smooth sleep.
A faster and sound sleep is a major. but don't exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to go to sleep.

6. Improves connectivity.
Physical activity can help you connect with family or friends and feel better, boost your health and have fun.

In addition,
7. Improves your self-image & confidence
8. Helps you quit smoking
9. Promotes a positive attitude and outlook