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Why Exercise?

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that people who have active lifestyles are less likely to suffer from illness and more likely to live longer.

Exercise not only makes you physically fitter, it also improves your mental health and general sense of wellbeing. The list of benefits are endless, however here are some that we think are extremely important:

• Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle, lowering your blood pressure, raising your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels (good cholesterol) and lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels (bad cholesterol), improving blood flow, and increasing your heart's working capacity.

• Reduces the risk of developing diabetes. The more exercise you do, the lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Exercise is also good for you if you already have type 2 diabetes - regular physical activity can help control your blood sugar levels.

• Promotes psychological well-being. Regular physical activity can improve your mood and the way you feel about yourself. Researchers also have found that exercise is likely to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety and help you to better manage stress.

• Eight out of 10 people have lower back pain at some time in their lives, but people who exercise are less likely to suffer from it.By increasing muscle strength and endurance and improving flexibility and posture, regular exercise helps to prevent back pain.

• Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. Regular weight-bearing exercise promotes bone formation and may prevent many forms of bone loss associated with aging. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint problem and affects nearly everyone over the age of 60. Regular, moderate activity, has been linked to a lower risk of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

• Reduces the risk of developing certain cancers such as colon and breast cancer. • Helps control weight. Combining exercise with a healthy diet will mean you lose weight faster. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn — and the easier it is to keep your weight under control.

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