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Why exercise?

Studies show that only about 15% of Canadians get enough regular physical activity, and that 65% of people are not physically active enough to maintain their heart health. Being active can help you maintain a healthy body weight and reduce your risk of certain conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. If you’re not a big fan of grueling workouts in the gym, rest assured that there are plenty of fun ways to stay fit this summer with outdoor activities. And when you’re having fun, you’re more likely to stick with an exercise plan that’s right for you! Even 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day will help improve and maintain your health.

There are many other reasons to be active this summer. Exercise can help you:

  • improve your muscle tone
  • relieve stress
  • improve your body image
  • increase your energy and concentration levels
  • protect your bones
  • improve your circulation
  • improve your digestive health
  • have fun and be social

All material copyright MediResource Inc. 1996 – 2017. Terms and conditions of use. The contents herein are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Source: www.medbroadcast.com/healthfeature/gethealthfeature/Nutrition-and-Fitness

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