Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of sudden death in the world. But following the Guidelines and getting at least 150 minutes a week (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can put you at a lower risk for these diseases.
You can reduce your risk even further with more physical activity. Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a condition in which you have some combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood sugar. Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels. To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise! The greatest wealth is health!
The above write up is published on our site courtesy of Dr. Maureen Ona-Igbru.
Dr Maureen is a medical doctor with many years in practice and has an undying passion for dissemination of health knowledge to the public. One striking feature that cuts across all her articles is the ability to present a complex medical condition in an easy to understand manner for the readers.
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