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10 benefits of regular exercise

Even 5 to 10 minutes of vigorous exercise or 15 minutes of moderate exercise every day can lower the risk of death from any cause
Simple exercising can boost your health, mood and cognitive function

The Telegraph   |   Published 10.12.20, 12:10 AM

You may live longer

Studies link even 5 to 10 minutes of vigorous exercise or 15 minutes of moderate exercise every day can lower the risk of death from any cause.

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Enhanced cognitive function

Exercise improves focus and attention, as well as motor reaction time.

Good for your mood

Exercise can lift your mood by decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression by washing your brain with mood-enhancing neurochemicals.

Protection for your heart

The heart is a muscle. Exercises help the heart become more efficient and better able to pump blood throughout the body.

Better sleep

A workout during the day can help you to get better sleep. Exercises also increase time spent in deeper stages of sleep, allowing for more restorative sleep.

Stronger bones

Exercise helps keep the bones strong by increasing bone mineral density levels.

Mobility boost

Exercise boosts your ability to do everyday tasks, walking, climbing stairs, carrying groceries, lifting luggage overhead, moving a couch or playing with your children.

Weight loss

This is one subject that does not need elaboration. But remember to lose weight one needs calorie deficit: you have to eat fewer calories than you burn.

Lower risk of cancer

The American Cancer Society says that physical activity is linked to a lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including the colon, breast, endometrial and liver.

Reduced risk of diabetes

Regular exercise is linked with a 26 percent reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says an October 2016 analysis in Diabetologia.

Information courtsey: www.livestrong.com



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