International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part G (2015)
A study of physical movements and its effect on body
Physical Movement is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, and merely enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. It may also help prevent depression, help to promote or maintain positive self-esteem, improve mental health generally, and can augment an individual's sex appeal or body image, which has been found to be linked with higher levels of self-esteem. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern, and physical exercise may help decrease some of the effects of childhood and adult obesity. Health care providers often call exercise the "miracle" or "wonder" drug alluding to the wide variety of proven benefits that it can provide. Current suggestions on physical movement that enhances physical condition suggest that half an hour of reasonably intense physical movement on most days of the week yields major health benefits for inactive populations. For efficient avoidance of obese and obesity, up to an hour of such daily activity is suggested. Recent guidelines also support performing standard strength and flexibility training in addition to the 30 minutes of modest powerful movement, or 20 minutes of energetic exercise three times per week. Thus, suggestion on health enhancing physical movement now advance the recommended work out levels for developing and maintaining cardio-respiratory and strong fitness.
How to cite this article:
Reena. A study of physical movements and its effect on body. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(6):323-325.