Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for health. Participation in physical activity improves several body functions. These include: weight control, decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, decreased risk of diabetes, reduced risk of cancer, improved strength of bones and muscle, enhanced emotional status, decreases the natural degenerative changes that come with aging, and increases your chances to live longer.
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National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Emilia Klapp, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredPhysical activity and movement are key to maintaining health and vitality. Consider all these effects they have on the body:
They increase muscle mass. They strengthen bones. They burn fat. They increase oxygenation of the cells. They help return used blood through the veins. They promote the elimination of toxins through sweating. They move waste products through the lymphatic vessels and
improve bowel function. They improve memory and cognitive functioning. They stimulate the immune system.