The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an insightful article titled “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!”, which highlights several reasons why physical activity is important … not only to lose weight, but also to promote better health!
There are many activities you can choose from … you should select the activities that are enjoyable and match your exercise goals and your health status. You can make appropriate choices for you, and even your children, which will help everyone stay in the game!
The “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today” include:
1. Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes or Diabetes Complications
2. Better Brain Function
3. More Money in Your Wallet
4. Lower Risk of Some Cancers
5. Longer Life
6. Better Mood
7. Stronger Bones and Muscles
8. Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
9. Fewer Sick Days
10. Better Grades in School
And, as always, if you have a chronic health condition, such as heart disease or arthritis, talk with your doctor first about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you.