Weight Loss and Many Other Benefits of Exercise!

  Join us for the Miracle Miles for Kids, Saturday, April 19th!    Ten reasons to exercise.  No excuses!    1. Prevent Weight Gain:   Regular exercise keeps the extra pounds off.  Excess weight can contribute to conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure, and stroke according to the CDC.   2.  Sleep better:   The 2013 annual Sleep In America poll from the National Sleep Foundation found that people who self-identify as regular, vigorous exercisers got better sleep than their sedentary peers.   3.  Keep your brain sharp:    In the short-term, exercise increases blood flow, including to the brain, which leaves you feeling more awake, alert, focused and productive.   4.  Lower your diabetes risk :  In a 2014 study, women who sweated it out for 150 minutes a week and performed 60 minutes a week of strength training exercises had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the most inactive women in the study.   5.  Strengthen your bones:   Bones are actually made of living tissue - like muscles - that can be strengthened with use, i.e. exercise!  Regular, weight-bearing activity has been shown to build up bone strength, which prevents some of the natural decline in bone health typically seen with aging.   6.  Decrease your cancer risk:   Certain types of cancer seem to be significantly affected by regular physical activity.  a CDC review of research found 14 studies that showed statistically significant decreases in colon cancer risk among people with physically-active occupations.   7.  Ease depression symptoms:    Among people with mild to moderate depression, exercise may work as well as some medications, according to a 2011 study.   8.  Lower your blood pressure:   Just like resting heart rate eventually lowers in the extremely fit, blood pressure can also decrease as the heart grows more efficient at pumping blood.   9. & 10.  It's fun!!!!    "It is through your joy that good things come!"    

Join us for the Miracle Miles for Kids, Saturday, April 19th!

Ten reasons to exercise.  No excuses!

1. Prevent Weight Gain:  Regular exercise keeps the extra pounds off.  Excess weight can contribute to conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure, and stroke according to the CDC.

2.  Sleep better:  The 2013 annual Sleep In America poll from the National Sleep Foundation found that people who self-identify as regular, vigorous exercisers got better sleep than their sedentary peers.

3.  Keep your brain sharp:   In the short-term, exercise increases blood flow, including to the brain, which leaves you feeling more awake, alert, focused and productive.

4.  Lower your diabetes risk:  In a 2014 study, women who sweated it out for 150 minutes a week and performed 60 minutes a week of strength training exercises had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the most inactive women in the study.

5.  Strengthen your bones:  Bones are actually made of living tissue - like muscles - that can be strengthened with use, i.e. exercise!  Regular, weight-bearing activity has been shown to build up bone strength, which prevents some of the natural decline in bone health typically seen with aging.

6.  Decrease your cancer risk:  Certain types of cancer seem to be significantly affected by regular physical activity.  a CDC review of research found 14 studies that showed statistically significant decreases in colon cancer risk among people with physically-active occupations.

7.  Ease depression symptoms:   Among people with mild to moderate depression, exercise may work as well as some medications, according to a 2011 study.

8.  Lower your blood pressure:  Just like resting heart rate eventually lowers in the extremely fit, blood pressure can also decrease as the heart grows more efficient at pumping blood.

9. & 10.  It's fun!!!!

"It is through your joy that good things come!"