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THE IMPORTANCE OF DAILY SPORT EXERCISES FOR OUR HEALTHY

LIFE

Dr. Onder Daglioglu1, Dr. Bulent Cavas2
1
Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Gaziantep, Turkey.
2
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Dokuz Eylul University,
Turkey.

In recent years, the prevalance of the obesity, a major public health problem all over
the world, is reported to increase in both children and adolescents (1). Obesity defined
as abnormal and excessive accumulation of fat in fat tissue in a degree to distrupt the
health by World Health Organization is an increasingly important public health problem
particularly in developed countries all over the world (2). Daily physical exercises are
very important for us not only to gain positive energy and feelings but also healthy life
for our own body. The physical exercises can be defined as any activity that enhances
or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness (3). The physical activities
are done in different purposes such as increasing growth and development, preventing
aging, strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills,
weight loss or maintenance, and merely enjoyment. It is shown in many researches that
regular sports exercises are the main barrier for many diseases especially for
cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity (4, 5).Physical activity is effective
in the prevention of many diseases. It is expected that adult individuals need to make
physical activity in moderate intensity for at least 30 min. in most days of the week
(6). The main aim of this paper is to introduce regular daily exercises and their wide
variety of benefits to our healthy life. The paper will include real exercises section in
order to show the main exercises to the participants.
Key words: Physical activity, Sport, Health.

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