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Benefits of Physical Activity

  • Helps control your weight and body composition. (more active=more food) 

  • Reduce your risk of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes and some cancers 

  • Strengthen your muscles & bones

  • Improves your quality of life

What happens to your body if you don't exercise?

  • Hard to maintain or lose weight

  • Puts you at a higher risk for certain diseases

  • Weaker muscles & bones

  • Can make life and daily activities more challenging 

Tips on how to get moving

  • It's important to keep in mind your current fitness level & take it slow

  • You can start today!

    • Start with walking, swimming, hiking or yoga

    • Your goal should be to do 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity weekly

    • Incorporate 2-3 sessions a week of resistance exercises

*Vigorous: You can't talk while completing activity 

*Moderate: You can't sing while completing activity

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