Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Benefit of Physical Activity

The benefits of exercise go far beyond weight management. They also include:

  • A lower risk of anxiety and depression
  • Better sleep, and a boost to your energy, mental sharpness, and creativity
  • Lower risks for hypertension, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and breast and colon cancer
  • Greater muscle mass and bone density, fat reduction, and an improved body image
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, if you’re an older adult
  • Increase your chances of living longer

Check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you haven’t exercised for a while or if you have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis. If you want a personalized plan, your primary care provider can help get you started.

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