Why is regular exercise important to a person’s health?

The long-term health benefits of exercise are positive for everyone, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Along with eating healthy food, physical activity is an important part of everyone’s overall health.

Exercising regularly, according to the HHS, can have many benefits on every person’s physical and mental health, including:

  • Build endurance
  • Decrease chances of depression
  • Gain strength
  • Help improve the condition of the heart and lungs
  • Improve self esteem
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase chances of living longer
  • Increase energy
  • Prevent chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke
  • Promote bone and muscle strength
  • Promote joint development
  • Reduce fat
  • Relieve stress
  • Strengthen muscles

Overall, exercising and being physically active is one of the best things you can do for your health throughout your life.

Talk to your doctor for more information about why exercising is important to your health.

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