Exercise: Why Fitness Matters
Being fit improves your health.
A lifetime of fitness offers many benefits like:
Decreasing your risk of health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some types of cancer.
Managing your weight.
Helping you sleep better.
Preventing or relieving stress, depression, and back problems
Boosting your energy.
You need to continue exercising to keep these benefits. Your main goal is to make fitness a lifetime commitment. Build a fitness plan that you can stick with. Choose activities you like. Go slowly, especially when just starting out. Work up to being active 30 minutes on most days. Aim for a total of 150 or more minutes a week.
Why be fit?
People who are physically fit:
Are more alert and productive.
Have more energy, both physically and mentally.
Handle stress better.
Are less prone to injury.