Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Heart Health Physical activity can cut the risk of heart disease almost in half, and may help prevent major risk factors, such as obesity and high blood pressure.
Cholesterol Control Physical activity can improve blood cholesterol profiles by raising HDL, or good cholesterol, levels, and lowering triglycerides, which is another fat carried in the blood.
Muscling Out Fat Physical activity improves the body’s muscle-to-fat ratio by building or preserving muscle fat mass, which also increases calorie-burning efficiency to reduce body fat.
Bone Support Weight-bearing physical activity slows the bone loss associated with advancing age, which can be a major cause of fractures and osteoporosis.
Insulin Enhancement Physical activity enables the body to use insulin more efficiently, improving blood sugar control for those with adult-onset diabetes.
Cancer Check By combating obesity, physical activity can lower the risk of certain cancers, particularly cancers of the breast, colon, and uterus.
Aerobic Improvement Physical activity slows the decline in aerobic capacity, or the maximum volume of oxygen the body can consume, that is associated with aging, and help improve cardio-respiratory health.
Weight Control When combined with proper nutrition, physical activity can help control weight and prevent obesity, which is a major risk factor for many diseases.
Attitude Adjustment Physical activity reduces anxiety and depression, improves self-esteem, and helps you better manage stress.