Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Health Benefits of Exercise

Medical habit and health professionals recommend a minimum level of physical activity that must be maintained to prevent serious atrophy or physical deterioration. It alters the neurotransmitters in the brain, boosting the immune system and releasing performance-enhancing chemicals (Stolty, 1997). Exercise builds strong sense of self-image and a sense of emotional balance. This is true because exercise serves as a way of releasing of the tension and anxieties. Franchoco, et al, (2002) cited the study of the comprehensive Cardiovascular Disease Control Program (CCCP) and it observed that Filipinos performed sedentary and lightweight physical activities. The study recommended that with the rise of incidence of cardiovascular disease, Filipinos perform regular physical exercise.

The World Health Organization cited by Tan (2004) issued a warning about redentary activities like office and factory work increasing the risk for heart disease. It is necessary for people with this kind of work to exercise for weight control and keep the heart fit. Walking briskly for thirty minutes, three times a week can be good for the heart. Exercise is an anti-aging measures and one can readily do regardless of age. It helps the body stay young. Exercise helps improve the functioning of the brain area crucial to memory. It can lose stress, depression and insomnia. It helps prevent cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis