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Physical Activity and Men

Benefits of Physical Activity

There is an increasing focus on the benefits of physical activity. It is important for both physical and mental health. A lack of physical activity is linked to a range of serious health problems including, obesity, heart disease and some forms of cancer.

The most common reasons given by men for not being physically active are insufficient time because of work or study commitments, lack of interest, age, and ongoing injuries or illness. Regular moderate intensity physical activity has significant benefits for health.

Benefits of physical activity include reduced risks of:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases;
  • Diabetes;
  • Colon Cancer;
  • Breast Cancer; and
  • Depression.

In general, regular physical activity helps to maintain a healthy body weight and reduce the risk of many chronic conditions and injuries. A high level of cardiorespiratory fitness is also one of the best predictors of overall health and well-being.

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No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. Often, inactivity is more to blame than age when older people lose the ability to do things on their own. Watch this video on how to stay independent with regular exercise:

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