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The Benefits of Physical Activity Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Cardiac events, such as a heart attack, are rare during physical activity.
But the risk does go up when you suddenly become much more active than usual. If you have a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease, talk with your doctor to find out if your condition limits, in any way, your ability to be active.
Then, work with your doctor to come up with a physical activity plan that matches your abilities. If your condition stops you from meeting the minimum Guidelines, try to do as much as you can. Even 60 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity is good for you.
The bottom line is — the health benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks of getting hurt. If you want to know more about how physical activity improves your health, the section below gives more detail on what research studies have found.
Both diet and physical activity play a critical role in controlling your weight.
You gain weight when the calories you burn, including those burned during physical activity, are less than the calories you eat or drink. For more information see our section on balancing calories. When it comes to weight management, people vary greatly in how much physical activity they need.
You may need to be more active than others to achieve or maintain a healthy weight. To maintain your weight: Work your way up to minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent mix of the two each week.
Strong scientific evidence shows that physical activity can help you maintain your weight over time.
However, the exact amount of physical activity needed to do this is not clear since it varies greatly from person to person. To lose weight and keep it off: Getting to and staying at a healthy weight requires both regular physical activity and a healthy eating plan.
The CDC has some great tools and information about nutrition, physical activity and weight loss. For more information, visit Healthy Weight.
But following the Guidelines and getting at least minutes a week 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can put you at a lower risk for these diseases.
You can reduce your risk even further with more physical activity. Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels. Top of Page Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a condition in which you have some combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood sugar.
Research shows that lower rates of these conditions are seen with to minutes 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of at least moderate-intensity aerobic activity.
And the more physical activity you do, the lower your risk will be. Already have type 2 diabetes? Regular physical activity can help control your blood glucose levels.
To find out more, visit Diabetes and Me. Physically active people have a lower risk of colon cancer than do people who are not active. Physically active women have a lower risk of breast cancer than do people who are not active.
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