The Benefits of Staying Physically Fit

Being physically fit is important to living a healthy life, both mentally and physically. Regularly including exercise into your daily plan can improve your overall quality of life, as there are long term and short-term benefits to physical activity. 

By partaking in a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity a day, you can do so much good for your body. One of the most popular reasons people begin taking part in physical activity is for weight loss. However, spending time being active every day can also help lower your blood cholesterol levels as well as your blood pressure, in turn, it also reduces the risk of heart attack. If you are particularly at risk or have a family history of type 2 diabetes you may be interested in adding exercise to your daily routine. Being active and regularly exercising is proven to reduce inflammation, improve your immune system, and prevent high levels of insulin. It also assists your metabolism and digestive system, helping prevent obesity and better metabolize bile acids that pass through your digestive system.

Additionally, there are some cancers and diseases that studies show physical activity reduces the risk of. According to cancer.gov, women who were more physically fit are at a lower risk of breast cancer by 12-21% compared to women who are not as active. More active women also have a 20% lower risk of endometrial cancer than women with lower activity levels. 

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