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  • Carol Michaels

Fitness May Decrease the Risk of Disease

Make time for fitness in order to decrease the risk of disease. Guidelines recommend people get about 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. Although more research is needed to confirm the underlying mechanisms driving the protective benefits of exercise, exercise is an easy way to encourage good health overall.

There is a connection between fat and breast cancer and exercise helps one to keep their weight at a healthy level. Women that are overweight may have elevated levels of hormones such as insulin estrogen, and leptin. The hormones may increase inflammation in the body that can promote cancer growth. Exercise will also help keep bones dense and reduce sarcopenia. A good exercise routine helps one maintain good balance and good posture which is a big problem in todays world of sitting in front of a computer all day and texting. Fit fitness into your busy day to keep every system working optimally-from cardiovascular to emotional well being. Exercise helps to decrease stress and reduce anxiety and depression.

Some advice to those having trouble fitting in fitness:

Schedule fitness into your day. Don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of your exercise program. There is always an excuse not to exercise.

Exercise first thing in the morning when you have more energy. It will also reduce stress, which will help you to control your food intake.

You can break up exercise into several 10-minute exercise sessions.

Walk at lunchtime.

Save time by using HIIT.

Think about which exercises you like to do and you will be more likely to do them.

Book a beach vacation, which will motivate you to exercise in order to look good at the beach.

Find an exercise buddy for companionship.

Or hire a personal trainer at

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