Thursday, January 10, 2013

Surprising Benefits of Exercise! (Get Moving!)



Increased Mental Capacity
Research links physical activity with slower mental decline. Exercise increases blood flow to all parts of your body, including your brain, and might promote cell growth there. Exercise — particularly if it starts early and is maintained over time — is beneficial in preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


Improve healing
Injuries and wounds take longer to heal as people age. Regular exercise by older adults may speed up the wound-healing process by as much as 25 percent.


Increased Life Expectancy
Benefits are greater among those that are most active, but are also evident among those who reported moderate activity, according to the CDC.

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