Benefits of Regular Physical Activity and Exercise

In this article, we will discuss the Benefits of Regular Physical Activity and Exercise. So, let’s get started.

Benefits of Regular Physical Activity and/or Exercise

• Improvement in cardiovascular and respiratory function
• Reduction in coronary artery disease risk factors
• Decreased morbidity and mortality
• Decreased anxiety and depression
• Enhanced physical function and independent living in older persons
• Enhanced feelings of well-being
• Enhanced performance of work, recreational and sport activities
• Reduced risk of falls and injuries from falls in older persons
• Prevention or mitigation of functional limitations in older adults
• Effective therapy for many chronic diseases in older adults

Type of Physical Activities and Effect on Physical Fitness

• Aerobic Activity: Improves body composition and cardio respiratory fitness.
• Muscle-strengthening Activity: Improves muscular fitness such as muscular strength and endurance.
• Stretching Activity: Improves flexibility such as range of motion.
• Neuromuscular Activity : Improves neuromuscular fitness such as balance, agility and proprioception.

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