Did you know that there is a Miracle Drug that helps reduce the occurrence of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other illnesses and diseases? That Miracle Drug is physical activity. This is especially important for children because preventing these diseases is much easier than curing or treating them later on in life.
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Physical activity has been shown to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in both children and adults. In several different studies, higher exercise levels in participants correlated directly to lower levels of diabetes. Physical activity can also slow—and even reverse—the progression from one stage of diabetes to another.
Similarly, regular physical activity is linked to a decreased risk of developing cancer. This is because exercising regularly leads to an increase in the production of many different hormones, cells, and molecules that promote healthy bodily functions, thus limiting the risk of cancer developing in those cells. One study found that being physically active also helps to prevent cancer through promoting immune function, enhancing the production of reproductive and metabolic hormones, and increasing healthy inflammation in the body.
Just like with diabetes and cancer, engaging in regular physical activity also helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). There are 5 major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including smoking, obesity, abnormal blood lipids, high blood pressure, and a sedentary lifestyle. Physical activity prevents you from having a sedentary lifestyle and, conjointly, impacts levels of obesity and high blood pressure.
In order to limit these risk factors from developing into CVD, the American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 of vigorous exercise every week. This will help reduce body weight, lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol, increase exercise resistance, increase good cholesterol, and increase insulin sensitivity.
Exercising regularly also helps to prevent other illnesses and diseases by boosting your immune system. This helps your body battle illnesses like the cold and the flu, as well as various other diseases. One of the ways to keep children healthy and reduce their risks of developing these diseases is by keeping physical education in schools. Through PE classes, children can be more active during the week, become healthier, and therefore decrease their risk of disease and illness.