8 Scientific Reasons You Should Exercise Regularly

Click on an image below to start the slideshow!

  1. Doing 40 minutes of aerobic activity 3-4 times a week, like walking, jogging or biking, can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. American Heart Association
  2.  Working out regularly reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Anxiety and Depression Association of America, The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
  3. Regular exercise may boost immunity and help flush out bacteria from the lungs and airways. U.S. National Library of Medicine (A.D.A.M.)
  4. Being active slows down the release of stress hormones, which may protect against illness. U.S. National Library of Medicine (A.D.A.M.)
  5. Aerobic exercise has been linked to memory maintenance British Journal of Sports Medicine
  6. People who exercise for seven hours a week are 40% less likely to die young than those who exercise for 30 minutes or less.  CDC
  7. Exercising is associated with a reduced risk of some cancers. One-third of all cancers in the US are linked to diet and exercise. American Cancer Society
  8. Learning to work out earlier in life may decrease your chances of developing breast cancer by 17 percent. Harvard

%d bloggers like this: