Physical activity reduces risk of chronic disease and mortality
July 21, 2021 | Ideas for Health | No Comments|
Research shows that physical activity reduces the risk of many adverse health conditions, including major noncommunicable diseases such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer, and increases life expectancy.
Globally, physical inactivity is responsible for 6% of the disease burden associated with coronary heart disease, 7% for type 2 diabetes, 10% for breast cancer, and 10% for colon cancer.
The benefits of physical activity:
- Increased cardiorespiratory and muscle performance
- Healthy weight and body composition
- Improved bone health
- Increased functional health
- Improving cognitive performance