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Benefits of Exercise

According to the American Heart Association moderate exercise for as little as 30 minutes as day can have the following benefits:

-Reduces the risks of stroke and cardiovascular disease

-Increases circulation

-Helps manage high blood pressure

-Helps control cholesterol levels

-Prevents bone loss

-Boosts energy levels

-Helps decrease anxiety and depression

-Enhances the immune the system

-Releases tension

-Helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly

-Improves self-image

-Helps manage stress

-Improves mood

-Helps delay or prevent chronic illnesses and disease associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer for seniors

AHA Recommendations for overall

cardiovascular health

At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week


At least 25 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity at least 3 days per week


Moderate to high-intensity muscle strengthening activity at least 2 days per week

For lowering blood pressure and cholesterol

An average of 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity of aerobic activity 3-4 days per week