Exercise Benefits

Benefits of Regular Exercise

Control Your Weight

Maintain your Weight

Lose Weight

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke and Diabetes.

Help control your blood glucose levels for type 2 diabetics. 

Reduced Risk of Breast and Colon Cancer.

Improve your quality of life. 

Strengthen Your Bones and Muscles.

Lower risk of hip fracture.

Helps with arthritis and other conditions affecting the joints.

Improve Your Mental Health.

Improve your Mood.

Improve Your Ability to do Daily Activities.

Help Prevent Falls

Increase Your Chance of Living Longer

10 Minutes at a Time is Fine!

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Healthy Weight

Both diet and physical activity play a critical role in controlling your weight. You gain weight when the calories you burn are less than the calories you eat or drink. To lose weight and keep it off increase your physical activity and adjust your diet to a healthy eating plan to reduce the amount of calories you’re eating and drinking.

Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. But getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity cardio excercie can lower your risk. You can reduce your risk even further with more even physical activity. Regular physical activity can also lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.

More Benefits - Lower Risk of:

Metabolic Syndrome

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Metabolic syndrome 

is a condition in which you have some combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or high blood sugar. 

Diabetes - Prediabetic

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Diabetes Type 2 and Prediabetes can frequently be prevented entirely by increased cardio exercise and a healthy diet. Exercise also helps control high blood sugar if you have diabetes type 2.

Cancer

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Being physically active lowers your risk for colon and breast cancer. Research is suggesting it may also reduce your risk of endometrial and lung cancer

Hip Fracture

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Hip fracture is a serious health condition that can have life changing negative effects, including death, especially if you’re an older adult over 60.

Anxiety & Depression

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Regular aerobic exercise has been shown to improve anxiety and depression.

Falls

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Research shows that doing balance and muscle-strengthening activities each week along with moderate intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking, can help reduce your risk of falling.

Beginning Cardio Exercise

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