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The Importance of a Fitness Regime in Life

Updated on May 10, 2020
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Ranjan is a market research professional and he works as an independent researcher for many clients from the US and Europe.

Leading a Physically fit life is essential for everyone. A good life does not only comprise of having a balanced diet but also exercise as well. Physical activity is needed in all stages of life; from childhood to old age. Staying fit is not only fun and enjoyable but also boosts good health hence improving the overall quality of life. A lack of activity escalates the probability of suffering from heart disease, colon cancer, and the cancer of the breasts, diabetes type II, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression, and many more diseases. Here are some health rewards of physical fitness that highlight the importance of a fitness regime in life:

Health Improvement

Physical fitness is an indispensable determinant of heath level throughout the human lifespan. It has various health advantages attached to it. Regular exercise and physical activity are vital in the formation of strong muscles and bones, especially for the kids. Later on in life, it reduces the loss of bone density that usually comes with age. Moreover, exercises help in mitigating risks for various diseases such as diabetes and some cancers, including colon, breast, uterine, and lung cancer. The risk of heart diseases is also reduced because exercise strengthens the heart hence improving blood circulation. An improved blood circulation means that oxygen supply in the body is sufficient. Physical fitness is vital in maintaining a healthy weight and reducing cases of obesity. To have control weights, we should burn the same amount of calories as we consume. For overweight people, they should burn more calories than they consume in order to attain the desired weight. A proper weight watch can only be achieved through regular physical exercise.

Staying vigorous

Staying sporty and healthy enables one to perform tasks that call for an unquestionable extends of physical fitness. Some people have limited themselves to a boring life due to a lack of fitness. For instance, mountain hiking is a satisfying experience that brings out a sense of achievement as well as providing beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, the lack of fitness has barred some people from experiencing this. Surprisingly, walking around with children or even joining them on the playground is a challenge for parents who fail to engage in physical activities for extensive periods. It is easier to stay active as age catches up.

Reduce injury possibilities

Exercising constantly and involvement in physical activities intensifies muscle strength, the density of the bones, flexibility, as well as improving stability. Physical fitness can decrease your risk for, and vulnerability to unexpected injuries. These risks are likely to occur as people advance in age. For example, people with stronger muscles and good balance are unlikely to slip and fall, while well-built bones on the other mean that in case of a tumble, chances of suffering bone injuries will be minimal.

Physical fitness is financially economical

As much as keeping fit may be demanding, it is economical as well. The cost of treating chronic diseases is high. Moreover, these diseases are responsible for a large percentage of deaths worldwide. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), chronic diseases cause 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S., and treating chronic diseases accounts for 86% of U.S. healthcare costs. Unfortunately, some health conditions may not be preventable, but the risk of certain diseases can be reduced significantly. Generally, a decision to stay fit results in decreased risks for a number of health concerns and problems that can be costly when it comes to medical care.

Extension of life expectancy

Courtesy of various studies, regular physical activity is vital in increasing life expectancy and lessens the risk of premature deaths. A consistent moderate exercise such as walking can increase the life span of a person by some years. Despite the absence of a formula that shows how physical activities translate into years, it is evident from conducted researches that more active people have healthier lives and live longer.

Conclusion

From my perspective on the importance of fitness, I encourage people to lead active lives and to have personal challenges to meet daily or weekly exercise targets. Exercises make people healthier and more energetic. Exposure to gyms might be expensive for some people to afford, but there is a lot that can be done outside the gyms. For example, people can come up with moderate programs such as bicycle riding, taking daily routine walks, among others. Outdoor sports such as soccer and golf also serve well in attaining desired levels of physical fitness. Exercise should not be overdone. If you are already exercising, you should not exercise more in a bid to achieve more benefits. Sticking to a particular exercise routine and plan is highly beneficial. Let's take the challenge and make exercises part and parcels of our lifestyles.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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