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Exercise & Your Health

Exercise, whether cardiovascular, strength training, balance or flexibility training, it is vital to maintaining overall health.

Some of the benefits of regular exercise include:

  • IMPROVED HEALTH NUMBERS
  • WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT
  • IMPROVED SELF-ESTEEM
  • HELPS WITH ANXIETY/DEPRESSION
  • IMPROVED SLEEP QUALITY
  • MAY HELP PREVENT VARIOUS DISEASES & CANCERS
  • STRESS MANAGEMENT
  • CAN HELP WITH OVERALL COGNITION
  • MAY IMPROVE OVERALL MOOD
  • STRENGTHENS BONES & MUSCLES

How To Get Creative with Exercise During a Pandemic

Spend time outdoors, socially-distanced in nature walking, running, biking, hiking or spending time in your yard. Dust off the old equipment in your home – such as treadmills, recumbent bikes, dumbbells, bands, steppers & sweatbands.

Go virtual! Check out the various exercise programs offered through streaming services, social media, and even YouTube. Other options: DVDs & workout tapes.

Get creative in all you do – take the stairs instead of the elevator; park further away at the store/work; Use items at home for strength training; have fun!

How Exercise Boosts Immunity

Exercise affects your total overall health and in turn, can help keep your immune system strong and help prevent illness and infection when following recommended guidelines:

  • EXERCISE HELPS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM FIND & ELIMINATE HARMFUL PATHOGENS
  • IN THE LONG TERM, EXERCISE SLOWS DOWN THE CHANGES THAT HAPPEN TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH AGEING, WHICH IN TURN REDUCES THE RISK OF INFECTION