The true potential of each of us depends on factors such as gender, height, age, and genes. Obesity and overweight increase the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Excess fat is produced by overeating. The extra calories can come from any calorie ingredient – protein, fat, carbohydrates or alcohol, but fat is a great source of energy. Physical activity helps us to relax, and it makes us feel good. The message is relatively simple: if we gain weight, we should eat less and be more active!
Physical activity is important for people of all weight and health conditions. It helps us burn more calories, is good for heart and blood circulation, maintains or increases muscle mass, keeps us focused and improves overall health. We don’t have to be top athletes to get on the move! Moderate physical activity is recommended for 150 minutes a week, and can easily become part of our daily routine.