Exercise for Disease Prevention

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Exercise for Disease Prevention

The World Health Organization has encouraged every country’s population to exercise regularly to prevent sickness from the following 5 diseases: 

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  •  Stroke
  • Cancer 
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diabetes 

Risk Factors 

  1. Eating foods high in fats and not enough fruits and vegetables
  2. Lack of exercise
  3. Smoking

*Lack of exercise alone cause 2 million deaths a year world-wide.

The World Health Organization recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, 5 days a week. For adults this can greatly reduce chances of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, colon cancer, and breast cancer.  For children, exercising 1 hour a day will increase their immunity, strengthen muscles and bones, and contribute to maintaining a healthy weight. It can also help to deter kids from engaging other harmful activities such as smoking and drug abuse.