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Health Benefits of Exercise
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Moderate exercise, defined by 30 minutes every day, can help to decrease your risk of many diseases, strengthen your muscles and bones, and improve your overall sense of well-being. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day for weight management-focused exercise. Whatever the exact “recommendations” for exercise are, the real consideration is your personal body and goals. Every woman has a different body that responds to exercise at its own pace. If you’re not sure of your goals for exercise, consider the healthy benefits of moderate physical activity:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Stronger heart and cardiovascular system
  • Reduced risk of heart and cardiovascular disease
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Reduced body fat
  • Healthy weight
  • Reduced stress
  • Better sleep patterns
  • Relaxation