The Important Benefits of Exercise
At Emed you will hear us speak frequently about the benefits of exercise: Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It has significant benefits and very few side effects.
Moving around regularly can significantly reduce your chances of developing chronic disease and improve your quality of life. However, most Americans don’t move enough to achieve these benefits. Physical therapy can help you overcome barriers to physical activity if pain, mobility issues or an older age makes it difficult for you to move. And they can also help anyone regardless of their age or capabilities.
Improved cardiovascular health
One main benefit of exercise can help to improve heart and lung function, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Cardiovascular exercise, such as running, cycling, or swimming, can help to strengthen the heart and improve blood flow to the body. This can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions.
Regular exercise can help to maintain a healthy weight or facilitate weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories, which can help to reduce body fat and maintain a healthy weight. Exercise can also help to increase muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and make it easier to maintain a healthy weight.
Stronger muscles and bones
Exercise can help to build and maintain strong muscles and bones, which can help to prevent injuries and falls, especially as we age. Weight-bearing exercise, such as lifting weights or doing body weight exercises, can help to increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.