Benefits of Exercise

Benefits of ExercisePhysical activity is key to healthy aging. Older adults who are physically active demonstrate improved physical and cognitive function and enjoy an improved quality of life. Physical activity also provides opportunities to stay socially engaged.

Here are just a few benefits to consider when embarking on an active lifestyle:

  • Reduction of blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and heart attacks
  • Reduction of systemic inflammation
  • Promote weight loss and help manage diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduce the risk of developing Osteoporosis by helping maintain bone mass
  • Prevention of several types of cancer
  • Improve sleep, mood, and brain health
  • Relieve stress, reduce depression and anxiety
  • Maintain muscle mass, and improve mobility
  • Help reduce musculoskeletal pain and improve osteoarthritis
  • Reduce the risk of falls and help maintain one’s independence
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