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Is exercise meant only for weight management?

Exercise has a lot of benefits, yet physical inactivity kills millions of people worldwide. Regular exercise has so many benefits, we can even call it a “Superpill”.

Did you know that regular exercise...

  • Improves mood and helps prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety making a person more relaxed and better equipped to deal with stress.

  • Helps to keep thinking, learning and judgement skills sharp, especially as a person gets older. It helps in maintaining the structure and performance of the brain cells.

  • Improves the control of blood sugar, helping in preventing/delaying Diabetes or controlling it.

  • Exercise strengthens bones and muscles, especially important in older people who loose muscle and bones as a normal part of ageing.

  • Reduces risk of falls in older people: Flexibility and balance exercises prevent falls if done regularly

  • Improves sleep quality.

  • Reduces risk of many cancers, specially colon, breast, uterine and lung cancer.

  • Helps control your weight. It is also important in preventing weight gain.

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing blood cholesterol, blood pressure and strengthening the heart muscles.

  • Decreases the chance of dying from any cause and improves quality of life.

Reasons enough to put on your walking shoes and begin!

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