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  » Men's health  »  What Physical Activity Can Do For You

What Physical Activity Can Do For You

If you think you're too tired or busy to exercise, then maybe you should think about these three things:

  • Regular physical activity improves your mental health. You know how you feel at the end of a long day of work, a long day with the kids, or in a traffic jam. But you can let go of all that stress and frustration by exercising! When you're done exercising you will have a sense of well-being. Better yet, you will sleep better, lower your chances of depression and anxiety, and improve your problem-solving skills.
  • Regular physical activity improves your overall health. Because you will have less body fat, more muscle, and better cardiovascular health, you will be less likely to develop heart disease and some forms of cancer. You also will have a ber immune system and b bones. This all means a longer, healthier life.
  • You don't have to be as fit as a professional athlete to benefit from physical activity. In fact, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week can greatly improve your health.