Health Tip: Why Exercise?

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(HealthDay News) -- Exercise helps more than just the waistline, and should be a part of every healthy person's life, the National Library of Medicine says.

According to the agency, exercise:

  • Helps control your weight.
  • Reduces your risk of heart disease by strengthening the heart and improving your circulation.
  • Helps lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
  • Helps your body manage blood sugar and insulin, reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • May make it easier toquit smokingby reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Improves mental health and mood.
  • Strengthens your bones and muscles.
  • Helps improve sleep.
  • Increases your chances of living longer.

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