Physical Activity : An Every Day Problem

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Physical Activity: An Every Day Problem Lack of physical activity is a serious problem that the United States is having to deal with daily in today’s society. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, physical activity is defined as “any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting” (2011). Physical activity is commonly associated with improving one’s health, especially the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. The benefits supplementary to physical activity can apply to people of both genders and all ages and races (NHLBI, 2011). These benefits can include maintaining a healthy weight for one’s age group, essentially making everyday life easier, and lowering the risks of many diseases that can occur anytime throughout life such as coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes, cancer, and even depression (NHLBI, 2011). Weight problems, either overweight or obese, are issues many struggle with in today’s society which can result in long-term effects such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and overall unhealthy lifestyle. Being physically active for even a small amount a day can decrease the risks of having these common problems. If physical activity is taught to be a lifestyle early on in life, then it will become a routine and create a more active, healthier society as a whole. Target Audience As mentioned earlier, physical activity can be performed by everyone and can benefit everyone no matter the gender, race, or age.

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