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Benefits of Exercise

We all know that we should undertake exercise regularly, but what exactly are the benefits? Exercise:
  • Elevates your metabolism so that you burn more calories everyday.
  • Increases your aerobic capacity (fitness level).
  • Maintains, tones, and strengthens your muscle. Exercise also increases your muscular endurance.
  • Increases the oxidation (breakdown and use) of fat.
  • Increases HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • Makes the heart a more efficient pump by increasing stroke volume.
  • Increases hemoglobin concentration in your blood.
  • Decreases the tendency of the blood to clot in the blood vessels.
  • Increases the strength of the bones.
  • Enlarges the arteries that supply blood to the heart.
  • Decreases blood levels of triglycerides (fat).
  • Improves control of blood sugar.
  • Increases the thickness of cartilage in joints which has a protective effect on the joints.
  • Increases the amount of blood that flows to the skin making it look and feel healthier.
 
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