How does exercise help keep me healthy?


Exercising has proven to reduce chronic diseases, such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease and related illness. Some muscular, connective tissue, and bone structure benefits received from fitness training as we age are: keeping or increasing muscle mass and help prevent muscle loss or atrophy, reduce or prevent bone loss, improve posture, stability and balance, maintain a healthy range of motion and flexibility. Exercising also helps improve our state of mind and self-esteem.

Exercising well into our golden years is our best insurance to keeping and maintaining our independent and functioning lifestyle, without it your health risks may increase and lifestyle decrease.

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Regular exercise helps your health in many ways. Here are just a few:
  • Protects your heart and bones
  • Makes you stronger
  • Gives you more energy
  • Lifts your mood
  • Helps you lose weight or stay at a healthy weight
  • Lowers your chance of having diabetes, high blood pressure, or other health problems

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