Live an Active Life

Dr. Purushothaman
August 28, 2013

In today’s fast paced world we have excuses all around us not to exercise. We live in a world of convenience; escalators, elevators, cars and transit; we don’t even have to leave the house to go shopping. As far as physical activity is concerned, our society has become lazy and the consequences are severe. In the United States, the leading causes of death and disability are heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. These diseases account for 7 of every 10 deaths and are among the most preventable by being physically active and by eating a proper diet.

A complete fitness program includes aerobic exercise, strength conditioning, and flexibility. Regular exercise can renew your energy, improve your outlook, reduce stress, improve your sleep, and combat anxiety and depression. Adding physical activity into your life is as easy as walking to work, taking stairs instead of the elevator, gardening, playing games like tag with your kids, jogging or walking around your block a few times after dinner or carrying your groceries home.

Take a moment to think about how you could add some activity to your life. The benefits will last you a lifetime.

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