02 November 2006

What are the health benefits of exercise?

What are the health benefits of regular, moderate exercise?


Daily physical activity can change the quality of your life:

  • It relieves depression and anxiety
  • It induces feelings of joy and wellbeing
  • It helps for sleeplessness
  • It allows you to stay younger longer
  • It reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease
  • It improves oxygen and nutrient supply to all the cells in your body
  • It improves the functioning of your immune system
  • It reduces high blood pressure
  • It reduces the risk of cancer
  • It reduces the risk for adult onset diabetes
  • It allows you to maintain normal muscle strength, joint structure and joint function
  • It allows you to maintain your bone density, preventing osteoporosis

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