• Question: why do we need exercize

    Asked by filiplaa to Adam, Faye, Martin, Samantha on 24 May 2012. This question was also asked by currymunch2k12.
    • Photo: Adam Bibbey

      Adam Bibbey answered on 24 May 2012:

      Hi filiplaa,

      Exercise has many benefits- it can increase the function of our bodies e.g. make our muscles more efficient, and can help prevent disease by making sure everything functions correctly.

      Exercise is particularly good at ensuring our heart is able to pump blood around our body so this prevents our blood vessels from becoming clogged up.

      It can also cause changes in our cells to help us developing diseases such as diabetes.

      Exercise can also make us happy due to the release of substances in the brain known as endorphins

      Hope this helps

    • Photo: Faye Didymus

      Faye Didymus answered on 26 May 2012:

      Hi filiplaa! Exercise can help our bodies in many ways…here are a few:
      * It can help you to feel healthier
      * Will help you heart to be stronger
      * Improves lung efficiency
      * Can improve illnesses like asthma
      * Can reduce illness by strengthening the immune system
      * Can help to maintain a desired weight
      * You are likely to be more alert after exercise
      * Your muscles will be stronger