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  • Writer's pictureGav O'Brien

Ill Health Is The Biggest Single Threat To Your Idyllic Lifestyle in Almeria

Updated: Mar 1

The bad news According to the World Health Organisation, 60 to 85% of people in the world lead inactive lifestyles. Inactive lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, doubles the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity. Many people move to Spain later in life to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle, but ill health is often a factor that sees people return home.

Inactive lifestyles also increase the risks of certain cancers, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, depression and anxiety. Here are some of the many conditions that can be better managed, delayed, reversed and even prevented simply through regular exercise.


Exercise improves your ability to sleep, which is a known stress and anxiety combatant. Moderate aerobic exercise is the best way to fight anxiety.


Doctors have known for many years that certain exercises can effectively treat the acute pain and fatigue from arthritis as effectively as taking medication.


Reported by the National Cancer Institute, regular exercise has been shown to markedly lower the risk of developing breast, colon, and endometrial cancers.

Cold and Flu

Just doing 20 or 30 minutes of regularly repeated physical activity five days a week can help cut down the length of time that you suffer with a cold or flu.


Exercise can improve physical endurance and strengthen your respiratory muscles. This can help you feel better physically and mentally.


Numerous scientific studies have proven that exercise is actually the most effective way to treat clinical depression.


Symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue and deep muscle pain. Simple physical exertion can really reduce the amount of pain you feel.

Heart Disease

Regular aerobic exercise decreases your risk of heart failure, increases your energy levels and improves your blood circulation.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a killer. Regular exercise can help lower your systolic blood pressure, and is often a more effective treatment than medications.

High Cholesterol

Combining a regular cardiovascular aerobic routine with strength training has been shown to effectively lower cholesterol levels.


Obesity is a complex health condition. People who exercise regularly are much less likely to be obese with its many devastating health complications.


Regular exercise is excellent for increasing bone density and strength. Osteoporosis can be fought with weight training and resistance exercises.

Type II Diabetes

Regular exercise and proper nutrition can actually remove this debilitating disease from your life.

Concerned about your general health and level of fitness?

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