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Health: The Benefits of Regular Exercise

by: Sayali Punyarthi

Health: The Benefits of Regular Exercise APPH 1040 L

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These notes cover the reason why people should exercise regularly, as they explicitly list the benefits of regular exercise and fitness.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sayali Punyarthi on Monday September 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to APPH 1040 L at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus taught by Dr. Snow in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.


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Date Created: 09/26/16
Fitness (CHAPTER 9) Learning Objective 1: Physical Activity for Health  Physical activity: any body movement that works your muscles, uses more energy than when resting, and enhances health. o Walking o Swimming o Strength training o Dancing o Yoga  Can vary with intensity  Three categories: Leisure time physical activity, occupational physical activity, and lifestyle physical activity  Exercise: planned, repetitive, and structured bodily movement undertaken to maintain or better any number of physical components o Not all physical activity is considered exercise  Adding more physical activity to your day can improve your health o Physical inactivity is responsible for 6.7% of the coronary heart disease cases, 8.3% of the type 2 diabetes cases, 12.4% of the breast cancer cases, and 12% of the colon cancer cases. o Accounts for 10.8% of deaths in the US  Guidelines: o 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity for Adults, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity physical activity o For children, 60 minutes or more of moderate or vigorous intensity physical activity daily  Effects of Regular Exercise on Body Parts: o ON the brain:  Reduces stress and betters mood  Decreases depression and anxiety  Improves concentration and nutrients to brain o ON the lungs:  Improves lungs capacity o On the liver and pancreas:  Increases metabolism  Reduces risk for type 2 diabetes o On the Colon:  Decreases risk for colon cancer o On the blood vessels:  Increases levels of healthy cholesterol  Lowers resting blood pressure o On the breasts:  Decreases risk of breast cancer o On the heart:  Strengthens the heart  Increase blood pumped to the body o On the bones:  Increase bone density o On the joints:  Increases range of motion  Reduces pain of arthritis o On the muscles:  Increases muscle strength and muscle endurance  Aerobic exercise helps reduce heart-related diseases as it strengthens the heart. o Improves blood flow o Number of capillaries (small blood vessels that allow gas exchange between blood and surrounding tissues) increase with regular exercise  Regular exercise reduces the risk of : o Cardiovascular diseases o Metabolic syndrome o Type 2 Diabetes o Cancer o Osteoporosis o Weight gain  Regular exercise improves: o Bone strength o Mental health o Stress Management o Immunity o Life Span


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