Regular exercise and healthy eating are the most efficient and healthy ways to control your weight. Studies show that even the most inactive people can gain significant health benefits if they accumulate just 30 minutes or more of exercise or other physical activity per day. So any physical activity that you do in additon to your normal everyday activities will burn extra calories. All types of physical activities are beneficial, so the key is to keep moving every day. Regular physical activity can also improve mood and the way you feel about yourself. Get motivated to get in shape with exercise routines that include strength training, cardiovascular workouts, stretching, and quick and easy workouts. To determine the best type of exercise program for you, talk to your doctor and a certified athletic trainer.

Regular physical activity can reduce and prevent the risk of the the following health issues:

Diabetes – By reducing body fat, physical activity can help to prevent and control type 2 diabetes.

Osteoporosis – Regular weight bearing exercise promotes bone formation and may prevent many forms of bone loss that comes with the aging process.

Heart disease and stroke – Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle, lowering your blood pressure, raising your HDL (“good” cholesterol), and lowering LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), improving blood flow, and increasing your heart’s working capacity.

High blood pressure – Regular exercise reduces blood pressure in people with high blood pressure (hypertension).

Back pain – By increasing muscle strength and endurance and improving flexibility and posture, regular exercise can prevent back pain.

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