Regular, moderate exercise can have benefits for health, regardless of age or work requirements. Most people feel better for exercising, even if it is a walk around the block for 30 minutes or more. So establish a routine that fits your work/lifestyle.
Exercise helps to relieve stress, boost your health, strengthen your immune function, and improve muscle tone and strength.
Being fit helps:
- reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
- make you feel good, and your mind too
- increase your stamina
- increases enjoyment from your leisure time.
Exercise can also improve your sleep. Research has shown that exercise taken 30 to 180 minutes before bed can increase the amount of deep sleep that you obtain.
Potential benefits of exercise may include:
- improved sleep
- increased energy levels
- reduced muscle tension
- reduced stress
- increase aerobic fitness (heart and lungs)
- reduced body fat and weight control
- improved circulation
The chart at the top shows some of the benefits associated with different types of exercise.
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