Only 16% of Mexican women exercise

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that every year 1.9 million people die in the world for not doing physical activity enough, moderate or vigorous. In Mexico, young people and young adults spend half of their free time in front of a computer and very few do a sports practice.

National statistics reveal that only 16% of the male population and 10% of the women do exercise . About, Elena Subirats , a WHO external consultant in physical activity in Mexico, points out the need to start moving:

"There are figures that indicate that 53% of the boys do not reach or 35% of activities in movement. sedentary lifestyle affects health by causing stress , physical decay, bone and muscle weakness; in severe cases cardiovascular diseases, hypertension , diabetes , obesity and some types of Cancer ".

WHO defines the physical activity like any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires the expenditure of energy. This means that it is not necessary or necessary to attend a gym to exercise. The same international body recommends moderate daily physical exercise of 30 minutes five times a week.

Know the benefits

  1. It decreases the risk of mortality due to cardiovascular diseases.
  2. Prevents and delays the development of arterial hypertension .
  3. Improves the profile of blood lipids (reduces triglycerides and increases the cholesterol HDL).
  4. Decreases the risk of suffering diabetes .
  5. Reduces the prevalence of Cancer (colon, breast).
  6. Improves control of body weight .
  7. Helps maintain, improve muscle strength and endurance, increasing the functional capacity to perform other physical activities of daily life.
  8. Helps maintain the structure and function of joints , so it can be beneficial for osteoarthritis.
  9. It is beneficial to reconcile and improve the quality of dream .
  10. Combat and improve the symptoms of anxiety Y depression ; increases enthusiasm and optimism.

In addition, in older adults, the risk of falls decreases; delays or prevents chronic diseases and those associated with aging. In this way, it improves their quality of life and increases their capacity to live independently.

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