The Amazing Benefits of Exercising

May 1, 2017

Wellness Newsletter

The Amazing Benefits of Exercise

Physical education

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure.

Exercise is a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and purposeful movement, aimed to improve one or more components of physical fitness.

Physical fitness includes cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength, body composition, and flexibility. It compromises a set of attributes that
people have or achieve that relates to the ability to perform physical activity.

Why is exercise amazing?

Older Adults: No one is ever too old to begin exercising. Studies show older adults who participate in muscle strengthening exercises can reduce the risk of injuries related to falls and can sustain a higher quality of life by keeping their independence.

Parents: Parents can be great role models by engaging in physical activity, as well as planning family events that
include opportunities for everyone to be active.

Teenagers: Regular physical activity at a young age builds lean muscle and strong bones, improves strength and
decreases body fat. These benefits have been known to last a lifetime.

Dieters: Regular exercise burns calories and helps maintain muscle mass. Exercising along with a well-rounded diet is essential for effective weight loss and maintenance.

Learn more about the amazing benefits of exercise by following the link to our handout below.