Physical activity is an integral part of any health promotion or health management program. Physical activity is necessary in any culture, at any age, for any gender and in any community.
Physical activity will be necessary after recovery from illness.
A physical active person will make faster recovery from illness.
A physically active person will have to make fewer visits to a doctor.
The Effects of Physical Activity:
-Prevents cardiovascular disease.
-Prevents non-communicable diseases.
-Important for maintaining a healthy weight.
-Prevents premature aging.
-Gives you vitality.
-Keeps you away from a doctor.
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The daily recommended physical activity for all is 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise. This can be achieved by brisk walking 30 minutes 5-7 times per week.
Some individuals such as those who are obese can benefit from more vigorous exercise like, running, biking, jogging and swimming.