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10 REASONS FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

AND LOSING WEIGHT ISN'T ONE OF THEM !

  • Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes or Diabetes Complications

    • 30 million have diabetes.  Type 1 or type 2 diabetics: staying active helps control blood sugar levels.

    • 84 million are prediabetic at risk of type 2 diabetes. Regular physical activity helps prevent type 2 diabetes.

  • Better Brain Function

    Keeps you thinking, learning, and sharpens judgment skills; delays aging decline of these skills. 

  • More Money in Your Wallet

    Decreases risk of developing a chronic disease and higher health care costs. 

  • Lower Risk of Some Cancers

  • Physical activity can lower the risk of many cancers, such as bladder, breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, lung, and stomach cancers.

  • Longer Life

    7 hours of physical activity a week = 40 percent lower risk of dying early than those who are active for less than 30 minutes a week.  

  • Better Mood

    Sleep better.  Less depression.  Regular walking improves mood.  Join walking groups to become socially connected to your neighbors and friends.

  • Stronger Bones and Muscles

    Reduces arthritic pain and risk of hip fracture.  Protect bones, joints, and muscles as you age by doing aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening physical activities of at least moderate intensity to slow bone density loss.

  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

    Risk of heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S., can be lowered by being regularly active at a moderate intensity level. Regular physical activity can lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels.

  • Fewer Sick Days

    Physically active people tend to take fewer sick days. Some workplace wellness programs offer a gym, gym membership, or outdoor walking paths. If your workplace doesn’t have a wellness program, management may be willing to start one. And you can always add physical activity on your own with walking meetings, physical activity breaks during long meetings, or taking a walk during your lunch break.

  • Better Grades in School

    For kids, school physical activity programs can improve attention and some measures of academic performance. Students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, brain function, and classroom behaviors.

Consult with your doctor for correct physical activities if you have a chronic health condition such as heart disease or arthritis.

Source:  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

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