Exercise is an extremely important part of daily life. Physical activity strengthens your heart and improves circulation. Proper circulation is important for ensuring enough blood and oxygen are continuously flowing throughout the body, allowing your organs to function at their best. This helps wounds heal faster and keep your brain sharp and active.
It goes without saying that your heart is a vital organ and without sufficient circulation, the heart must pump harder to get enough blood and oxygen around the body. Exercising also delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues, giving you more energy throughout the day. Without it, you may find you don’t have enough energy to carry out simple tasks.
More seriously, not getting enough exercise can be potentially life threatening in the long run. It can lead to heart disease, even if you do not have any other risk factors, as well as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Exercising can have many positive long-lasting effects. Osteoporosis, a condition which occurs when the bones are weakened, can affect people as they age. Weight-bearing exercise, such as running, hiking and jumping, can help keep bones strong and is an important preventive measure against Osteoporosis.
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