GENERAL HEALTH

QUALITY OF LIFE

GENERAL HEALTH – QUALITY OF LIFE

Physical inactivity has become one of the most serious health problems. Nowadays the concept of health is in close relation to the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, where physical activity is adapted to the level and capabilities of the person who practices it. This will contribute, together with other variables like a healthy diet and adequate rest, to increase one person’s quality of life.

Ageing brings about a gradual loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia), strength, and mobility, all necessary to perform daily basic tasks such as going up and down the stairs, get up from the bed, or simply walk. It’s never too late to start and as you grow older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to your health. Getting moving can help boost your energy, maintain your independence, protect your heart, manage symptoms of illness or pain as well as your weight, and for those who have grandchildren, be a fun and energized grandparent. Regular exercise is also good for your mind, mood, and memory.

On another front obesity and excessive body fat constitute a serious health problem that reduces life expectancy by increasing the risk of developing arterial coronary diseases, lungs diseases, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, and some type of cancer.

Exercise prevents and can also treat the most occurring metabolic, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular alterations.