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Gymnastics instructor counsels Nigerians on regular exercise

By Ruona Isikeh [NAN]

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Benin-based gymnastics instructor and Chief Executive Officer of Fit Out Gym, Tony Ikpowonsa, has stressed the benefits of exercise to the human body, saying that it delivers oxygen and nutrients to body tissues, thereby helping the cardiovascular system to work efficiently.

Ikpowonsa, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin, on Saturday, said regular physical activity can also improve muscle strength and boost human endurance.

According to him, when the condition of the heart and lungs improve, there would more energy to tackle daily chores, just as exercises could either help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss.

“When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.

“Any form of activity is better than none; to reap the benefits of exercise, just get more active throughout your day, take stairs instead of elevator or rev up your household chores.

“Being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol, and it decreases unhealthy triglycerides.

‘This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases,” he said.

Ikpowonsa also counseled that regular exercise helps prevent or manage health problems such as stroke, Metabolic syndrome, High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, Cancer and Arthritis.

He advised the general public to exercise regularly, in order to improve their cognitive functions and lower the risk of sudden death. (NAN)

 


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