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we all know that exercise is good for us,

and sure, you already know the benefits... but here they are anyways.  

Strength: not only makes you stronger, but also stimulates bone growth, lowers blood sugar, assists with weight control, improves balance and posture, and reduces stress and pain in the lower back and joints.


Cardio: helps relax blood vessel walls, lower blood pressure, burn body fat, lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, boost mood, and raise "good" HDL cholesterol. Combined with weight loss, it can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, too. Over the long term, aerobic exercise reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast &colon cancer, depression, and falls.


Stretching: aging leads to a loss of flexibility in the muscles and tendons. Muscles shorten and don't function properly. Stretching the muscles routinely makes them longer and more flexible, which increases your range of motion and reduces pain and the risk for injury.


Balance: leads to better body awareness – the sense of how your limbs are oriented in space, also known as proprioception. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, balance training improves body awareness, which decreases the likelihood of injury. Joint Stability – Balance training promotes stables knees, ankles, hips, and shoulders. This can prevent a large array of injuries including sprained ankles and serious knee problem


Overall Benefits

  • Exercising regularly can improve your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
  • Exercise is crucial to supporting a fast metabolism and burning more calories per day. It also helps you maintain your muscle mass and weight loss.
  • Physical activity helps you build muscles and strong bones. It may also help prevent osteoporosis.
  • Engaging in regular physical activity can increase your energy levels. This is true even in people with persistent fatigue and those suffering from serious illnesses.
  • Daily physical activity is essential to maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of chronic disease.
  • Moderate exercise can provide antioxidant protection and promote blood flow, which can protect your skin and delay signs of aging.
  • Regular exercise improves blood flow to the brain and helps brain health and memory. Among older adults, it can help protect mental function.
  • Regular physical activity, regardless of whether it is aerobic or a combination of aerobic and resistance training, can help you sleep better and feel more energized during the day.
  • Exercise has favorable effects on the pain that's associated with various conditions. It can also increase pain tolerance.
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Top 5 Benefits for Yoga: Aleisha Fetters -19

  1. By influencing gene expression, yoga strengthens your immune system at the cellular level, according to research out of Norway. The best part? The benefits of yoga come quickly. Your immunity enjoys a boost even before you leave the mat.
  2. There's no one "yoga body," and curvy gals are proving they can rock inversions, too. They're sharing photos of themselves performing yoga poses with the hashtags #curvyyoga, #curvyyogi, and #curvygirlyoga. By taking this benefit of yoga to heart, you'll find yourself being nicer to yourself in class. As a result, you may find that you won't be so hard on yourself in the real world when you slip up.
  3. Anyone who has ever settled into child's pose knows yoga is calming. "The tensing and relaxation of muscles during yoga-along with mindful awareness of physical sensations-helps us relax," explains physician Jamie Zimmerman, M.D. That may be one reason why just eight weeks of daily yoga significantly improves sleep quality in people with insomnia, according to a Harvard University study. 
  4. Your yoga instructor is always talking about "opening your heart" for a reason. "Yoga can reduce high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and stress, all risk factors for heart disease, says Larry Phillips, M.D., a cardiologist at the NYU Langone Medical Center.
  5. Twenty minutes of yoga improves the brain's ability to quickly and accurately process information (even more so than running does), says a study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. "While most exercise gives you a choice to either zone in or zone out, yoga encourages you to return to the present and pay attention," Dr. Zimmerman says. "This mindful awareness has been correlated with structural changes in the brain, including growth in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region associated with executive function, working memory, and attention."
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