Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Reduced risk of certain diseases
The risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer are all caused by excess weight. As you lose excess weight, the risk also decreases. Weight-bearing aerobic actions, like walking, can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and its problem. If you have arthritis or a disease that lessens your capacity to bear weight, you can use low-impact aerobic exercises, such as cycling or swimming and pool exercises, to enhance your health without giving much strain to your joints.Weight loss and maintenanceAerobic exercise, together with a healthy diet and suitable strength training, can help you sustain a healthy body weight.