Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is especially beneficial to the human body in a lot of ways including mentally, physically, and emotionally. It is highly recommended that in order for your body to be at it’s optimal best, exercise is necessary. Exercise programs should contain both light resistance exercises
and exercises that will increase heart rate at a safe level according to your fitness.Increasing your muscle mass helps with the breakdown of fats and the regulation of glucose levels in the blood stream. It also boosts metabolism so even after you finish exercising your body will continue to burn fat.
By completing 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day you can:
• Reduce your risk of heart attack and heart disease.
• Reduce your risk of stroke.
• Achieve and manage a healthy body weight.
• Lower your blood cholesterol.
• Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
• Lower the risk of some cancers, including colon cancer.
• Reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.
• Lower your blood pressure for those who have hypertension (high blood pressure).
• Strengthen your bones, muscles and joints, lowering the risk of osteoporosis.

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