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Health Tip of the Day

The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

What can regular aerobic exercise do for you?

  • It decreases your resting heart rate, because your heart gets stronger.

  • It lowers blood pressure, so you might not need medication if you are hypertensive.

  • It gives you more energy, so you can enjoy more activities.

  • It raises HDL cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of arteriosclerosis.

  • It lowers incidence of heart disease, by reducing stress.

  • It increases your metabolism, which helps decrease body fat.

  • It increases endorphins, which can help relieve aches and pains.