Tuesday, October 30, 2012

10 Reasons To Exercise...Beyond Weight Loss

Being engaged in physical activity is an important part of your health and longevity. Many of you have family and friends that depend on you! Do not only yourself but them a favor by taking  a little time each day to help improve your risk of disease! Although the list could go on forever, below are 10 reasons to exercise!
  1. Increased energy levels
  2. Decreased bloop pressure
  3. Decreased risk of chronic disease such as diabetes, cancer, and dementia
  4. Increased immune function
  5. Decreased body fat
  6. Develops strong bones
  7. Improves sleep
  8. Decreases risk of arthritis
  9. Reduces anxiety
  10. It's FUN!
Here are some exercise ideas to help you get active:
Take a fitness class through your local gym or Parks and Rec Dept
Enjoy the outdoors - walking, hiking, biking
Wii - Just Dance or other active video game
In home fitness DVDs
Walk the mall or other large stores
*** Find a friend or family member to help keep you accountable! Remember consistency is key! 

I cannot stress the importance of living an active lifestyle. Many people are not proactive and just think they will deal with issues as they arise. Exercise and healthful eating are the 2 things that you can do to prevent many chronic diseases. STAND UP for your health and get moving! 

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