Regular physical activity is an essential part of daily life, explains Marcus Hiles. In addition to weight loss, it helps with minimizing risk of heart disease, avoiding injuries, feeling well mentally, maintaining physical fitness levels, and living a longer life. Notes the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): exercise is critically important in staving off heart attacks, high blood pressure, type-2-diabetes, obesity, depression, breast and colon cancer, osteoporosis, and strokes in Americans of all ages, including kids. Research from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine shows that leading an active lifestyle can add up to five years to life expectancy, while The Lancet’s studies show multiple mental and social perks, including, “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness.”

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