Physical Activity

Mary Hao, Director, Human Resources

The World health organization (WHO) defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally

Ways Regular Exercise Can Improve Your Life

  • Helps control weight
  • Reduces risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
  • Reduce risk of some cancers
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Improves mood
  • Improves the condition of heart & lungs
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Improve confidence
  • Reduces risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • May ward off alzheimer’s disease
  • Helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer for seniors
  • Provides a way to share an activity with family and friends
  • Increases muscle strength, increasing the ability to do other physical activities
  • Additional information from Heart.org

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