Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Staying active is good for you

Regular exercise and physical activity has several benefits. While health is the strongest contender, other benefits are also substantial. 
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Here's what regular exercise does for you: 

- Improves posture, stamina and energy 
- Combats depression and stress 
- Reduces the risk of heart disease 
- Lowers blood pressure level 
- Decreases bad (LDL) cholesterol and increase good (HDL) cholesterol levels 
- Reduces the risk of osteoporosis 
- Promotes weight loss 
- Shapes up the body, by toning the muscles, which in turn provides better muscular definition 
- Helps de-stress and improves quality of sleep 
- Improves self-esteem and mental focus 
- Raises balance and flexibility levels 
- Increases immunity levels 
- Reduces the risk of disease and illness by 20 to 50 per cent  

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