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Health - Exercise Benefits



***** Statement: "Regular exercise is extremely beneficial to human health in multiple ways."

Weight Control

Obesity is a near epidemic ***** the U.S.

Obesity is a known cause of many serious medical conditions

***** aerobic exercise corresponds to better long*****term weight management

***** resistance exercise increases lean muscle mass, which also contributes to increased metabolism and ***** control

***** Disease

***** exercise improves circulatory efficiency

Regular exercise strengthens the heart muscle and overall circulatory health


***** ***** prevents arthritic changes in cartilage

Regular weight bearing exercise reduces age-related bone density loss

***** exercise increases long-term flexibility, range of motion, and mobility of joints

Regular exercise maintains ***** shock absorbency ***** ***** tissue


***** exercise is associated with reduced incidence of depression ***** shorter, less severe symptoms among sufferers

***** exerc*****e reduces the levels of stress hormones like cortisol


According to medical researchers and health practitioners, regular physical exercise is an essential part of long-term medical health. Aerobic exercise is a fundamental component of ***** control ********** circulatory health; and ***** physical exercise of all types correspond to lower ***** of illness and skeletal problems, and even improve psychological wellbeing (Larson-Duyff 2002). As a result, the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Institutes ***** Health (NIH) have initiated numerous programs designed to improve ***** health of all Americans by promoting regular ***** for school age-children, adults, and senior citizens, a***** (NIH 2006).

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***** U.S. Surgeon ***** has determined that overweight ***** obesity ***** are at *****-epidemic levels (NIH 2006) and ***** obesity is directly related to higher susceptibility to diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and many *****ms of cancer. One of the most disturbing statistics relates to ***** connection between overweight in childhood and chronic adult obesity (Baldauf 2008).

Regular ***** exercise is instrumental in maintaining *****y body weight and resistance ***** that ***** ***** ***** further contributes to long-term weight management because higher proportions of muscle to non-muscle ***** composition *****s ***** ***** basal metabolic rates ***** caloric expenditure, even at rest (Sizer & Whitney 2003).

***** Diseases:

Regular exercise places mild stress on the circulatory system that causes blood vessels to retain greater resiliency and capacity for optimum blood flow, which significantly reduces all forms of circulatory problems and heart *****s (Taylor, et al 2005). The heart itself is a muscle, *****nd like all muscle tissue, it responds to regular exercise by increasing in strength and ***** ***** ***** of its contractions.

Individuals who exercise regularly maintain ***** resting heart rates than non-exercisers ***** is usu*****y considered to be one measurable component of good health.

***** converse is also true, in that lack of regular exercise ***** to the accelerated age-related deterioration of blood vessels and to the loss of cardiac strength ***** overall circulatory efficiency (HHS 2007).


Until relatively recently, exercise was overlooked in the prevention ***** age-related chronic osteo*****; ***** fact, exercise ***** believed to cause arthritis


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