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Need a reason to workout ? Here are a few

What if someone told you that a healthier and longer life was within your grasp? Sound too good to be true? According to a wealth of research, exercise is the key to a better quality of life.

Not only does regular exercise aid in weight loss, it reduces your risk for many chronic diseases and conditions. The list of health benefits is impressive, and the requirements to achieve them are relatively simple, EXERCISE !

Need a reason to start? here are a few:

1. Heart Disease. Exercise strengthens your heart muscle; lowers blood pressure; increases good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol; enhances blood flow and helps your heart function more efficiently. All of these benefits reduce your risk of stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure.

2. Overweight and obesity. A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise is the ticket to weight loss. Controlling obesity is critical, as it is a major risk factor for many diseases. lowering your body mass index (BMI) is a sure way to reduce your risk of dying early and to live a healthier life.

3. Back pain. Back pain can be managed or prevented with a fitness program that includes muscle strengthening, abdominal and flexibility exercises. Having good posture and a strong abdomen is the body's best defense against back pain.

4. Psychological Benefits. Improved self-esteem is one of the top benefits of regular physical activity. While exercising your body releases chemicals called endorphines that will improve your mood and the way you feel about yourself. The feeling that follows a workout is often called "euphoric" and is accompanied by an energizing outlook. Regular exercise can help you cope with stress and ward off depression and anxiety. Healthy body.... healthy mind!!

These are just a few of the ways exercise improves your health and your life. If your not currently on an exercise program let us help you get started today!