Physical Activity and Health

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Being physically active on a regular basis comes with a ton of health benefits. Some of these benefits include a heightened sense of well being, a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, a greater production of naturally occurring brain chemicals such as Dopamine, Serotonin and Endorphins which aid in focus, alertness and are naturally anti-depressive. When physical activity is a big part of an individual’s life, they experience benefits such as a sense of well-being, a greater ability to focus on work or school work, a more organized lifestyle and a greater appetite for healthy food.

Being physically active is necessary for greater health and wellness. Having said that, each individual has their own definition for health and wellness. Health gives rise to wellness and therefore has individual dimensions. For example, health (and therefore wellness) can include physical dimensions for some, and physical, mental and social dimensions for others, therefore, what can be physically mentally, or socially stimulating for one individual may not be the same for another. Physical activity does contribute tremendously to health and wellness to different extents depending on the way an individual perceives the concept.

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