Chapter 3: The Fitness Factor: The Foundation of Good Health

Libal, Autumn
February 2005
Fitness Factor: The Importance of Physical Activity & Exercise;2005, p27
This article focuses on the need for a person to spend a significant portion of every day engaged in physical activity in order to be fit and healthy. Overweight and obesity are rising at epidemic rates. Thus the health risks associated with these conditions are also on the rise. These health risks, however, are not simply caused by carrying extra pounds. They are also caused by lack of exercise. Daily exercise is essential to keeping the bones and muscles strong and every part of the body in working order.


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