Fitness

A Brief Overview of the Benefits of Exercise:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases cardiac efficiency
  • Lowers risk of heart failure
  • Helps maintain weight loss from dieting
  • Improves fitness and stamina
  • Improves balance and flexibility
  • Lowers risk of falls and injury
  • Increases bone density- wards off osteoporosis
  • Improves alertness and cognitive function
  • Slows progression of dementia
  • Lowers BMI, waist circumference and abdominal fat
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Lessens depression symptoms
  • Improves sexual function
  • Improves sleep pattern
  • Raises HDL
  • Lowers LDL, triglycerides
  • Helps control blood sugar in diabetics
  • Increases insulin secretion
  • Lowers CRP and IL-6 (inflammatory markers)
  • Improves arthritis pain
  • Lowers risk of “reflux” complications
  • Lowers risk of cancer
  • Improves survival after breast cancer diagnosis

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