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Benefits of Daily Physical Activity

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood circulation throughout the body
  • Keeps weight under control
  • Improves blood cholesterol levels
  • Prevents and manages high blood pressure
  • Prevents bone loss
  • Boosts energy level
  • Helps manage stress
  • Releases tension
  • Improves the ability to fall asleep quickly and sleep well
  • Improves self-image
  • Counters anxiety and depression and increases enthusiasm and optimism
  • Increases muscle strength, giving greater capacity for other physical activities
  • Provides a way to share an activity with family and friends
  • Establishes good heart-healthy habits in children and counters the conditions (obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels, poor lifestyle habits, etc.) that lead to heart attack and stroke later in life
  • In older people, helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer
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