Why is Physical Health Important in Young People

The lifestyle you create when you’re young can shape the way you live throughout the rest of your life. Therefore, it is extremely important to maintain physical health when you are young. Being active early helps to:

  • Build and maintain healthy bones and muscles
  • Reduce feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Reduce risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases
  • Improve academic performance

There are some consequences for physical inactivity that can affect your health for the rest of your life. Physical inactivity can lead to obesity, and other health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, and asthma. It can also lead to increased risk of premature death, heart disease, diabetes, and colon cancer.

Get involved and stay active to live long and stay healthy! Visit,http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm for more information!