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The Benefits Of Regular Exercise

As you start to age it becomes increasingly more difficult to find the time to stay in shape and live a healthy lifestyle.  Although by putting in a small amount of time everyday there isn’t any reason people reaching their elder years can’t stay in good health and shape.  


Here are a few helpful tips on why exercise is so important to helping you stay healthy later on in life.  Things like aerobic exercises are great for cardiovascular health and include activities like running, swimming, biking, hiking and walking.  These activities provide great benefits and are easy for almost all ages!  There are two reasons that aerobic exercise can help counteract the aging process in regards to your fitness.


1.                     Cardiovascular Exercise Strengthens The Heart And Lungs.   As you age your heart and lungs become less efficient and need to work harder to perform the same work they did at a younger age.  Exercising regularly can help keep your heart and lungs strong and working efficiently.


2.                     Aerobic Activity Helps Burn Unwanted Fat.   Burning and eliminating unwanted fat can help combat obesity, as well obesity-related diseases including; heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise each week in order to stay fit and healthy.  That’s only about 20 minutes a day!  We know you’re busy but see if you can find time to pencil in a 20 minute workout routine everyday, trust us, you’ll be glad you did.


References: Can a body get in shape after 50?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical activity for everyone