Boost the quality of your life with physical activity
By Jean Ricot Dormeus
Dawn took all kinds of remedies to control her weight, to no avail. Her lifestyle with sedentary work and TV pastime resulted in body mass gain. Further a health condition stood in the way of her efforts. A friend of hers suggested that she worked out regularly to get the best of her situation. Dawn gave physical activity a try jumping rope, playing tennis and swimming. After a while, she got encouraging results. Since then, exercises have featured highly in her habits. Dawn’s experience was again evidence that working out boosts the quality of our lives.
Not everyone is as lucky as Dawn. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. The organization recommends between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. Indeed physical activity increases our well-being and mental clarity. It positively impacts every aspect of our lives.
The importance of physical activity has not escaped great minds throughout world history. Plato declared, “In order for a man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity.” For his part, JF Kennedy stated, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
However, it takes a good dose of awareness and motivation to engage in the habit of physical activity. Especially when mental fatigue from sedentary work and life concerns take over. We should put ourselves out to exercise anyway, because we gain more energy to enhance our productivity, we develop robust health, and we relate better to people around us as we keep stress in check. All these perks set us up for prosperity.
Why not start a regimen of physical activity today and boost the quality of your life?
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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