Marcus Hiles Cites CDC Studies Explaining Benefits Of Exercise

Much more than just a tool for weight loss, regular exercise is critical in decreasing one’s risk of heart disease, staving off injuries, feeling well mentally, remaining physically fit, and living longer. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), exercise maintained over the course of one’s life is imperative in warding off heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2-diabetes, obesity, breast and colon cancer, osteoporosis, and depression in people of all ages, including children. Research from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine indicates that maintaining an active lifestyle may help a person add five years to their life expectancy. Meanwhile, explains Marcus Hiles,The Lancet’s studies discuss the mental and social benefits: “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness.”

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