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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.
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.
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.