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Benefits of Being Physically Active

Benefits of Being Physically Active

Everyone has a desire to be in the pink of health. One of the contributing factors for it is by being physically active. Some of its benefits are listed below:

  • Physical activity reduces stress and tension, making you a relaxed person.
  • You have more energy and feel less tired.
  • Exercise can increase your skills.
  • Physical activity releases endorphins - these are the body's natural "feel good" chemicals.
  • Your muscles become stronger with more physical activity.
  • You have a better sleep when you are regularly active.
  • Being healthy means looking your best - this can increase your self-esteem, which can be achieved by
    exercising regularly.
  • You can use strenuous physical activity as a way of reducing your anger.
  • Physical activity means a strong heart and lungs - they'll last longer.
  • Exercise can also be a way of socializing - making new friends, enjoying the fun of a social team game together, or chatting while you walk, play tennis or bike ride together.

Increasing the levels of physical activity may benefit health through positive effects on:

  • Hypertension;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • Body weight and composition;
  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis and low back pain;
  • Mental and psychological health by reducing depression, anxiety and stress;
  • Control over risky behaviors particularly among children and young people (e.g. tobacco use, alcohol/
    substance use, unhealthy diet and violence).

Being physically active involves moving your body and using energy (expressed in kilocalories, Kcals) at an intensity that makes you warm and breathe a bit deeper than usual (such as brisk walking). Anyone can do this and achieve a healthier lifestyle!