If you are interested in your health, fitness plays a big role. Many people underestimate the importance of physical activity in relation to overall well being. Studies have shown over and over again how important it really is. In fact, it can reduce the risk of developing life threatening diseases.
For one thing, being fit and physically active relieves stress, which is a killer. If you look at the lifestyles of the majority of the population and their levels of stress, combined with the multiple diseases inflicting a good part, and which are on the rise, you will see that more people are getting sick than in the past. For example, in the past, when the majority of the bread earners were men, it was men that were stressed and more prone to heart attacks, etc. Now, with everyone on the workforce, these statistics have changed and women are rising in relation to such diseases.
With that said, if these people were exercising, then their risk of developing such diseases would decrease. Another example would be with diabetics. For those who suffer from this condition, as well as prediabetes, exercise is one of the recommendations to keep blood sugar levels at bay. Of course, this is in conjunction with healthier eating. The problem of rising numbers in diseases and chronic conditions is that we are all somewhat negligent as to the food we eat, lacking severely in essential nutrients and vitamins.
However, in combination with a diet rich in vitamins from fruits and vegetables and basically one that is balanced with the four food groups, as well as participating in some type of physical activity, you can live a longer and healthier life. Physical activity doesn’t have to be something you loathe. In fact, it could be walking, running, or cycling. But it doesn’t end there. Perhaps you can join a team and play soccer or some other team sport that you can have lots of fun with.