Benefits of Regular Exercise

Regular exercise has a positive effect on the general health of people with diseases or chronic conditions, and can lessen the severity of emotional disorders by giving the person a sense of greater control.

Physical activity contributes to health by reducing the heart rate, decreasing the risk for cardiovascular disease, and reducing the amount of bone loss that is associated with age and osteoporosis. Physical activity also helps the body use calories more efficiently, thereby helping in weight loss and maintenance. It can also increase basal metabolic rate, reduces appetite, and helps in the reduction of body fat.