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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS A WORLDWIDE DEMAND

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General Health

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS A WORLDWIDE DEMAND

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Are you finding a problem performing your daily tasks? Climbing the stairs, doing daily chores, requires a lot of effort!

 

It is well known that following a healthy life style of being physically active, eating heart-friendly diet and avoiding smoking is highly beneficial in maintaining healthy heart and lungs.1

Doing a simple physical activity like walking is a great way to give you the daily physical activity needed. Being active helps you acquire all the health benefits of maintaining healthy weight and minimizing cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk.1, 2

Guidelines recommend that adults require at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (about 20 minutes daily). Additionally, children and adolescents are required to be active for at least 60 minutes daily.2

 

Since increasing physical activity is not just an individual problem, those who are inactive needs to start then gradually increase their activity level.1, 3

 

 

References:

1.       Physical Activity and Your Heart. NIH. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/physical-activity-and-your-heart Last accessed: 1/7/2019

2.       Physical Activity. CDC. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/walking/index.htm Last accessed: 1/7/2019

3.       Physical Activity. WHO. Available at https://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/pa/en/ Last accessed: 1/7/2019