Winning With Physical Activity
Created on January 22, 2024
WINNING WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
By: Eli Guthrie
Natural Mood Lifter
Physical Activity is a natural mood lifter that can relieve various amounts of symptoms from different illnessness.
Physical Activity Additional Facts
Keeps Doctor AWAY
Women Aged 18-34 that Exercise
Men Aged 18-34 that exercise
Physical Activity has became a trend of the past.
It is like the saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Physical Activity actaully does!
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Boost Good Cholesterol Levels
- Improve Circulation
- Keep Weight Controlled
- Prevent Osteoporosis
Physical Activity is most known to help with anxiety, depression and anger. There is a particular feeling you get when doing something physical and it is known to be called the "feel good sensation". It is the happy pill with no side effects!
Not being active enough, or too much sitting can increase your chance of Heart Disease and Stroke. Adults who watch more than 4 hours of TV a day have an 80% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
The levels of Exercising between men and women both have dropped below 50%, making way for harder ways of living, increasing chance of decreased Cardiovascular Health, even death at a younger age.
Lowers Risk of Certain Cancers
Physical Activity has astounding benefits, including, mental health, Cardiovasicular Health, Etc.... But did you know that it can also prevent certain cancers?
How much Should you Exercise?
Any exercise is better than none, but there is a recommondation on how often and how long you should exercise, and it might be higher than you think.
Exercising has been linked to numerous amounts of research that shows, people who excerise are destined to have a longer life exepctancy rather than those who do not
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS KEY
If you have trouble sleeping and everything you have tried seems to not be working, Physical Activity could be your answer!
Quality of Sleep
Exercise and it's benefits exceed the expectation by a lot. Physical Activity in adults has been shown to increase their life expectancy from anywhere between .4 years and 6.9 years varying based on how much that individual participates.
Physical Activity has been proven to reduce risk for certain cancers that are common within humans today:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Endometrium Cancer
- Esophagus Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
The Mayo Clinic suggests that adults need to partake in at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week. Strength Training is also important in exercising, it is recommended for 2 days a week.
For Children ages 6-17 it is recommended that they get at least 60 minutes of exercise each day, along with 3 days of strength training each week.
IMPACT ON SCHOOL
School has the resources we need to succeed, but did you know that exercise could help you in your academic studies?
Exercise and memory has been studied for many years and it has been shown that those who exercise have a better memory than those who do not.
Weight management is a huge topic in today's society. It has shown that at an alarming rate in the United States we are eating too much and exercising to little.
In the United States it is shown that Children have a lack of exercise and are becoming overweight with 16.6% of children are overweight and 18.5% are obese Adults are having a similar problem with 31.6% of adults are severely overweight and 39.6 are obese.
- Cognitive Function
A study done by the natural scientific reports had 113 applicants take a memory test that consisted of different tests that would challenge their skills on how much they remember a story by reading it once then having to recall passages in the story. Some of those applicants exercised and others did not, it showed that those who exercise recalled the passages in the story a lot higher rate then those who did not exercise.