Article by Blythe Flake
Physical activity and exercises are good for you. Being physically active is one of the healthiest favors you can do for your body. Studies show that staying active helps older adults to stay young and provide many other benefits. Even moderate physical activity can help everyone to gain and maintain good health and stay fit. Physical activities are those activities that get your body moving. Some example of physical activity includes walking, gardening, and even cleaning your home. Exercises on the other hand are a form of physical activity but are planned, structured, and repetitive.
Regular exercises can improve your physical as well as mental health. Diseases such as diabetes and disabilities are more common among older people and staying active will help them to avoid those conditions. Inactive people are twice likely to develop heart disease compared to those who are physically active and exercise regularly.
Scientific community finds that staying active and exercising regularly will help to prevent or delay disabilities as well as diseases. On the other hand, lack of physical activity promotes these. People with arthritis, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, balance problems and difficulty walking can benefit immensely from regular to moderate exercises and physical activity.