More benefits from physical activity – NIH

After the wonderful reblog yesterday on the benefits of healthy eating and exercise on the brain, I thought it would be nice to reinforce those ideas.

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Herewith, our own government in the form of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) saying, “Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active.

“Here are just a few of the benefits. Exercise and physical activity:

• Can help maintain and improve your physical strength and fitness.
• Can help improve your ability to do the everyday things you want to do.
• Can help improve your balance.
• Can help manage and improve diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
• Can help reduce feelings of depression and may improve mood and overall well-being.
• May improve your ability to shift quickly between tasks, plan an activity, and ignore irrelevant information.

“The key word in all these benefits is YOU—how fit and active you are now and how much effort you put into being active. To gain the most benefits, enjoy all four types of exercise, stay safe while you exercise, and be sure to eat a healthy diet, too!”

In conclusion I would just like to add that my Page – Important Facts About Your Brain and Exercise has tons more information on the value of exercise and its impact on your brain. I hope you can find time to dig into it.

Tony

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