Importance Of Exercise On Human Body and Its Long-term Impact

WHO defines Physical activity
or exercising as any bodily
movements produced by the
skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure.

Exercise or any form of physical activity can help you in improving the quality of life. In addition to this it also reduces the risk of developing lifestyle disorders. Not only it makes you feel more energetic but also helps you sleep better and improves mood swings. Let’s take a look at how exercise impacts and benifits human body:

  • Ageing is inevitable that’s for sure, but with ageing come Sarcopenia.
  • Sarcopenia is reduction in skeletal muscle and its functional ability as we get older.
  • Research does suggest that exercise intervention with a combination of aerobic and resistance training have been shown to produce the therapeutic effects in ageing population towards Sarcopenia.
  • Physical Activity has a positive effect on mental health and abilities, especially in adolescents. Studies do not yet give uniform indications on the relationships between the type/intensity/frequency of exercise and the brain health outcomes; (Aerobic, RT, Motor skills , Memories etc.
  • Limitations derive, on one hand, from the wide range of conditions set in the exercise programs, and on the other hand, the differences from study to study also depend on the variability of the parameters chosen to evaluate mental health.
  • Exercise plays an important role in maintaining a good quality life.
  • A proper combination of Nutrition and exercise can help manage obesity which in turn helps in staying away
    from many disorders occurring due to it like arthritis & cardiovascular co-morbidities.
  • Type2 Diabetes which is mostly due to lifestyle issues can be put under control with introducing a proper
    sustainable exercise regime.
  • Physical Activity has been beneficial for the elderly to maintain their functional capabilities and retaining muscle mass.
  • Last but not the least, even though there is not a lot of data on this but one can say that physical activity has a positive outcome on brain health too.
Source : Yoo, S. Z., No, M. H., Heo, J. W., Park, D. H., Kang, J. H., Kim, S. H., & Kwak, H. B. (2018). Role of exercise in age-related sarcopenia. Journal of exercise. Di Liegro, C. M., Schiera, G., Proia, P., & Di Liegro, I. (2019). Physical activity and brain health. Genes, 10(9), 720.


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