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Staying Healthy

How It Can Help You

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Being physically active is important for your health

Starting and keeping an exercise program is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. Exercise can help you:

  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight
  • Sleep better
  • Lower your cholesterol level
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Lower your risk of getting sick
  • Strengthen your heart and lungs
  • Manage your blood sugar level
  • Lower stress and help you relax
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Improve your posture

Here are a few tips that can help you stay on track with your exercise plan.

  • Choose more than one type of exercise. This helps with boredom and makes
    your plan more complete
  • Be patient. Changing your routine takes time
  • Pick an activity you enjoy
  • Do not try to do too much too soon
  • Let your body get used to the new activity
  • Do not get discouraged at first
  • Do not give up if you miss a day
  • Find someone to exercise with you
  • Listen to your body
  • Drink water
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