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Benefits of Fitness

Aerobic Activity for a Healthy Heart - VHL HealthSheet #82041_VA
Exercise is a lot more than an energy booster and a stress reliever. It also strengthens your heart muscle, lowers your blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and burns calories.
Physical Activity for a Healthier Heart - VHL HealthSheet #82084_VA
You may wonder how you can improve the health of your heart. If you’re thinking about exercise, you’re on the right track. You don’t need to become an athlete, but you do need a certain amount of brisk exercise.
Weight Management and Physical Activity - VHL HealthSheet #84631_VA
Studies show that people who exercise are the most likely to lose weight and keep it off. Exercise burns calories. It helps build muscle to make your body stronger. Make exercise part of your weight-management plan.
Physical Activity: Why Fitness Matters - VHL HealthSheet #85139_VA
Fitness reduces your risk for high blood pressure, as well as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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Did You Know?

Want to live longer? Be active. People who are physically active seven  hours a week have a 40 percent lower risk of dying early than those who only get about 30 minutes of activity a week, the CDC says. 

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