THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS FROM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Benefits increase as physical activity increases
If you are not very active and you start increasing your physical activity, you will start to see benefits in 4-12 weeks.
Start slowly and gradually build up.
Physical activity does not have to be hard to improve your health.
Take a look at the benefits you can achieve from physical activity.
Benefits when starting out:
- Meet new people
- Feel more relaxed
- Sleep better
- Have more fun
Benefits from regular physical activity:
- Continued independent living
- Better physical and mental health
- Improved quality of life
- More energy
- Move with fewer aches and pains
- Better posture and balance
- Improved self-esteem
- Weight maintenance
- Stronger muscles and bones
- Relaxation and reduced stress
Research tells us that being active reduces the risk of:
- Heart disease
- Falls and injuries
- High blood pressure
- Adults-onset diabetes
- Colon cancer
- Premature death
(Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living for Older Adults)
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