Thursday, December 23, 2010

Health Benefits of Regular Physical Exercise

Regular physical activity provides enormous health benefits. Studies show that regular physical activity:
  •  Improves your chances of living longer
  •  Improves quality of life
  •  Reduces the risk of heart disease
  •  Helps lower high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol
  •  Helps protect you from developing certain cancers
  •  Helps prevent or control type 2 diabetes (adult-onset diabetes)
  •  Reduces the risk of arthritis and alleviates associated symptoms
  •  Helps prevent osteoporosis (gradual loss of bone mass/strength)
  •  Improves mobility and strength in later life
  •  Alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety
  •  Benefits weight reduction and weight management
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