Health & FitnessStrong Evidence:
  • lower risk of early death
  • lower risk of coronary heart disease
  • lower risk of stroke
  • lower risk of high blood pressure
  • lower risk of adverse blood lipid profile
  • lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • lower risk of metabolic syndrome
  • lower risk of colon cancer
  • lower risk of breast cancer
  • prevention of weight gain
  • weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake
  • improved cardio respiratory and muscular fitness
  • prevention of falls
  • reduced depression
  • better cognitive function (for older adults)
Health & FitnessModerate to Strong Evidence:
  • better functional health (for older adults)
  • reduced abdominal obesity
Moderate Evidence:
  • Lower risk of hip fracture
  • Lower risk of lung cancer
  • Lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • Weight maintenance after weight loss
  • Increased bone density
  • Improved sleep quality
Want to get started on a safe exercise program, but don’t know where to start? Contact a certified Personal Fitness Trainer – Janet Hunt @ or 256-614-3530. Source: AOP Health

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