Whether you are a walker or a marathon runner, it is important to stay active as we age. The benefits of exercise reach far beyond the boundaries of your physical well-being. Here are only a few of the benefits that can be gained from regular exercise:

  • Helps with weight maintenance (or loss)
  • Increases energy levels
  • Reduces stress
  • Tones muscles
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Lowers the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and some cancers
  • Decreases bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Improves insulin sensitivity
  • Increases quality of sleep
  • Improves digestion
  • Decreases the risk of injury
  • Improves mental cognition
  • Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Promotes psychological well-being

Exercise can be broken into 3 categories:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Resistance Training
  • Flexibility