Exercise Benefits

Most people know that it’s a good idea to improve fitness through exercise and good eating habits – life’s just better when you’re more fit. It’s easier to participate in the activities you enjoy and with improved fitness comes a better self-image. Putting forth the effort to improve your fitness pays high dividends; after all, have you ever heard anyone express regret for the time spent on improving their fitness?

Exercise plays a key role in improving your fitness level. Some of the benefits of exercise are well know and even obvious, but there are some you may not know of. The following are just some of the benefits available to you when you improve your fitness through exercise.

Disease Nature of Evidence
Coronary Artery Disease Strong
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Good
Obesity Good
Stroke Some
Colon Cancer Strong
Breast Cancer Some
Prostate Cancer Some
Lung Cancer Some
Diabetes (Type 2) Good
Osteoporosis Good

There are many more benefits of being involved in a fitness program; many of them will be especially meaningful to you. As you progress on your fitness journey, look for and recognize these benefits. Share them with those around you and celebrate your commitment to living an active lifestyle.