Importance of Exercise


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, taking time out of your day to exercise is a necessity for the maintenance of good health. Those who dedicate much of their time to their job or to volunteer efforts must find time in their schedules for exercising. Not only does regular exercise, especially that which gets the heart pumping and makes one break a sweat, increase bone and muscle strength and improve mood but also greatly reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

One should make an effort to devote two and a half hours to aerobic activity of moderate intensity every week. One can achieve this goal simply by taking a few brisk walks every week. It is also best to add strength training activities at least two days per week. Regular exercise supports a healthy lifestyle and can help prevent a number of illnesses and diseases that result from not routinely engaging in physical activity. Indeed, living an active lifestyle may even extend the length of your life!

About the Author: After earning her bachelor’s degree in computer science, Amita Vadlamudi accumulated more than three decades of experience working as a computer systems engineer. Although Amita Vadlamudi’s profession required her to spend a significant amount of time indoors, programming and interacting with technology, she always made time for her hobby of outdoor hiking and attending the gym on a regular basis.