Benefits of Exercise

We know it's good but perhaps for reasons we weren't aware.

If you are having trouble getting started on exercise, the December 2012 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter has a lot of good reasons. This newsletter regularly puts out good health information based upon peer reviewed research. Here's what there review of the research shows for exercise.

Strong Evidence

· Lower risk of early death

· Lower risk of coronary heart disease

· Lower risk of stroke

· Lower risk of high blood pressure

· Lower risk of adverse blood lipid profile

· Lower risk of type 2 diabetes

· Lower risk of metabolic syndrome

· Lower risk of colon cancer

· Lower risk of breast cancer

· Prevention of weight gain

· Weight loss, particularly when combines with reduced calorie intake

· Improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness

· Prevention of falls

· Reduced depression

· Better cognitive function(for older adults)

Moderate to Strong Evidence

· Better functional health (for older adults)

· Reduced abdominal obesity

Moderate Evidence

· Lower risk of hip fracture

· Lower risk of lung cancer

· Lower risk of endometrial cancer

· Weight maintenance after weight loss

· Increased bone density

· Improved sleep quality