Be Active: Benefits of Physical Activity

Be Active: Benefits of Physical Activity

The National Institute of Health says the best medicine for you is physical activity! Being active has many benefits, including the following:

  • Build & maintain strength – stay independent for longer
  • Improve energy – do the things you enjoy
  • Improve balance – lower your risk for falls
  • Manage & prevent diseases –reduce symptoms and likelihood of getting some diseases including arthritis, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
  • Sleep better – get the zzz’s
  • Reduce stress and feelings of depression – enjoy life
  • Weight management – reach or maintain a healthy weight
  • Blood pressure – lower your blood pressure
  • Brain health – keep you on top of your game!

Find more tips or learn more about the Physical Activity for Lifelong Success (PALS) program at wihealthyaging.org/PALS

 

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