Did you know the benefits of physical activity and exercise occur immediately?
Some positive effects include:
- improved thinking
- reducing short-term anxiety
- better sleep
- lowering blood pressure
The time you spend participating in physical activity does not have to be long to experience these positive effects – doing 30 to 45 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise can do the trick.
Examples of moderate exercise:
- Brisk walking
- Jump rope
- Playing sports like basketball and volleyball
Working out consistently will lead to other positive benefits like preventing long-term diseases.
Long term positive effects include:
- Stronger bones
- Reducing risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Lowers risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes
- Healthy weight
- Balance and coordination
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