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Health Benefits of Exercise

The benefits of exercise are numerous and have been scientifically studied. For older adults, regular physical activity has been shown to:

  1. Lower risk of early death
  2. Lower risk of coronary artery disease
  3. Lower the risk of stroke
  4. Lower the risk of high blood pressure
  5. Lower the risk of high cholesterol
  6. Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
  7. Lower the risk of colon cancer
  8. Lower the risk of breast cancer
  9. Prevents weight gain
  10. Assists in weight loss, especially when combined with reduced calorie intake
  11. Improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  12. Reduce the risk of falls
  13. Reduce depression
  14. Improve cognitive function
  15. Lower the risk of hip fracture
  16. Lower the risk of lung cancer
  17. Lower the risk of endometrial cancer
  18. Manage weight after you've lost weight
  19. Increase bone density
  20. Improve sleep

Don't deprive yourself of these 20 health benefits! EXERCISE REGULARLY!

You can get a FREE BOOK on exercise from the National Institute on Aging. Go to the following website to order this very educational book that can show you good exercises to do at any age.

http://newcart.niapublications.org/order/order.aspx?id=BK004

 

 


 
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