The impact of physical activity on your health is unbelievable.
It can help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke which are the three leading health-related causes of death around the world.
Being physically active can also improve sleep, decrease potential of becoming depressed and increase your chances of living longer, wouldn’t that be just amazing?
When you are not physically active, you are more at risk for: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. That is why you need to be physically active!
The good news is it is never too late to get physically active and yes there are so many ways you can get physically active. One the most enjoyable and effective ways is through sport.
In this episode, Mila shows you how our national Women’s Cricket Team, the Papua New Guinea Lewas, stay physically active by playing cricket regardless of the obstacles they face.
Chef Tracy prepares a delicious Thai Beef Salad full of folate which produces dopamine, a pleasure-inducing brain chemical, that helps keep calm when you’re out playing sport and things get competitive.
Finally Mila works out with the girls, and they show you how to strengthen certain areas of your body, tailored to the fielding and bowling positions in the game of cricket.