Fountain of Youth

The Benefits of Physical Activity and it listed the ten important benefits of exercise. And while most of the information wasn’t all that new, it did serve to remind me that, as members of the fitness industry, we are in the front lines of the battle to help people live longer, healthier, and happier lives. That’s an important mission and one for which we should all be proud. So here are the ten benefits of physical activity as listed in the article:

  1. Improves your chances of living longer and living healthier
  1. Helps protect you from developing heart disease and stroke or its precursors, high blood pressure, and undesirable blood lipid patterns
  1. Helps protect you from developing certain cancers, including colon and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial (uterine lining) cancer
  1. Helps prevent type 2 diabetes (what was once called adult-onset diabetes) and metabolic syndrome (a constellation of risk factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes)
  1. Helps prevent the insidious loss of bone known as osteoporosis
  1. Reduces the risk of falling and improves cognitive function among older adults
  1. Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety and improves mood
  1. Prevents weight gain, promotes weight loss (when combined with a lower-calorie diet), and helps keep weight off after weight loss
  1. Improves heart-lung and muscle fitness
  1. Improves sleep
That is an impressive list. Indeed, I liked it so much that I put it up on the wall of my studio so clients can easily read it. If you’d like to do the same print the poster found here on the BeyondBarre Connections and hang it on your studio wall.]]>