Prevention and Aid

of Disease with 

Physical Activity

When you lead a busy, demanding life, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. We’re here to help you regain your balance, one day at a time. Take a look around our website and find out if we’re right for you.

Welcome To Our Website!

The creators of this website are Shir Azran, Adeye Swann, Ho'onani Escalante, Karime Raygoza, and Antoine Malouf. Our mission is to provide current scientific research on how physical activity can aid and prevent disease. The diseases discussed on this website include depression, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. After reading through this website, we hope that you feel inspired to increase your dose of daily physical activity for optimal wellness. 

What is physical activity and why is it important?

Physical activity refers to any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure, includes leisure and occupational time such as walking, working, cooking, and sports (Hamasaki, 2016).  

Your First Steps

Here are three steps you can take to begin making healthy changes in your life: 

1. Assess Where You Are

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Assess where you stand when it comes to nutrition and physical activity. Consider... 

  • How willing you are to make changes to your lifestyle
  • What you eat in a typical week 
  • How comfortable you are with reading a food's nutrition label 
  • How often you eat out and where 
  • How much time you have to make for physical activity 
  • Your favorite ways to be active

2. Set S.M.A.R.T Goals

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Getting started can be challenging. However, you can set a "S.M.A.R.T. goal" in order to plan and achieve your long-term vision for health. Your goals should be... 

  • Specific: make your goal specific and narrow for more effective planning 
  • Measurable: define what evidence will prove you're making progress 
  • Achievable: make sure you can reasonably accomplish the goal 
  • Relevant: your goals should align with your values and long-term vision
  • Time-bound: set a realistic end-date or deadline for task prioritization and motivation

3. Have Support  

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Share your S.M.A.R.T goals and their importance with your friends and family. Having their support and encouragement can help you stay on track. Offer encouragement and support to others trying to achieve similar goals. Talk to trusted friends if you're struggling or need advice. 

  • Having a workout partner 
  • Trying group fitness classes 
  • Connect with others on social media who are also trying to increase their physical activity. 

Physical Activity for Disease Aid and Prevention


Learn more about what depression is and how physical activity can aid and prevent it. 


Learn more about what hypertension is and how physical activity can aid and prevent it. 

Type 2 Diabetes

Learn more about what type 2 diabetes is and how physical activity can aid and prevent it. 


Learn more about what cancer is and how physical activity can aid and prevent it. 

Additional Fitness Resources 

Beginner Full Body Workout

This 30 minute workout video features basic movements perfect for those starting their fitness journey. 

Physical Activity Recommendations

Learn about the Center for Disease Control (CDC) physical activity recommendations for different age groups. 

Fitness Opportunities in Las Vegas

View and download a list of fitness opportunities available in the Las Vegas area.