The Benefits of Regular Exercise

April 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Adding exercise to your daily routine can positively affect your life. Talk to your physician about improving your fitness and ask your doctor to write a “prescription” for your fitness success.

Regular exercise:

  • Reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity.
  • Keeps joints, tendons and ligaments flexible, which makes it easier to move around.
  • Contributes to your mental well-being.
  • Helps relieve depression, stress and anxiety.
  • Increases your energy and endurance.
  • Helps you sleep better.
  • Helps you maintain a normal weight by increasing your metabolism (the rate you burn calories).

If you can’t find time to exercise, sneak it into your day by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk during your coffee or lunch break, doing housework at a brisk pace, or even working in your garden.

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

Entry filed under: Exercise, Managing your health.

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