Move Your Body to Reduce the Risk of Disease

As the seasons change, many of us find ourselves wanting to go outside, soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful, fleeting Houston weather. One of the best ways to enjoy the weather is by exercising outdoors. Whether you choose to run around your neighborhood, walk your dog around the dog park, or take an outdoor yoga class, regular exercise at any age can produce long-term health benefits.

Woman exercising

Did you know? When you are not physically active, you are more likely to develop heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or stroke. Exercise boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, and decreases unhealthy triglycerides, which keeps your blood flowing and reduces your risk of heart disease. Regular exercise also helps control your weight and minimizes excess weight gain, which will in turn minimize the risk of diseases.

There are many benefits to being physically active, including increasing your chances of living longer, decreasing your chances of becoming depressed, staying at or getting to a healthy weight, having stronger muscles and bones, and improving your sleep! Regular exercise can also help you enhance your physical stability and balance, reducing the risk of you falling and injuring yourself. There’s no denying that regular exercise definitely has its perks!

Regular exercise has many benefits, so it is time that we all get up and get moving so that we can all live a long and healthy life!

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