All the benefits of movement
Physical activity also:
- Reduces blood pressure
- slightly decreases total cholesterol levels
- Increases levels of HDL cholesterol, the so-called good cholesterol
These positive effects in turn reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary artery disease. In short, regular physical activity is one of the best ways to help prevent disease, maintain a proper body weight, maintain good health, preserving the longevity and improve quality of life.
Exercise increases muscle strength, allowing the execution of otherwise impossible tasks or making them less strenuous.
Exercise may also improve balance by increasing the strength of the tissues around the joints and throughout the body, helping to prevent falls and therefore the risk of injury, especially in elderly subjects.
The exercise load, such as brisk walking and weight training, strengthens bone structure and helps prevent osteoporosis.
Physical activity increases the level of endorphins in the body, chemicals in brain that reduce pain and induce a sense of well-being. As a result, physical activity can improve your mood and level of energy.
also helps to increase self-esteem as it improves the overall physical appearance and health.
addition to all these benefits, regular exercise helps older people to remain independent by improving functional ability and preventing falls and fractures.