Health-Related Issues -- Exercise

Examples of Effective Exercise

  • walking briskly for 45-60 minutes or 4 miles
  • jogging for 20-30 minutes or 2-4 miles
  • swimming for 30-45 minutes or 400-1200 yds.
  • bicycling for 40-60 minutes or 10-20 miles

Benefits of Regular Exercise

  • increase in metabolic rate
  • decrease in cholesterol level
  • appetite suppression and weight loss
  • decrease in effects of stress
  • decrease in fatigue
  • improvement in mood
  • improvement in sleeping
  • decreases risk of osteoporosis
  • improvement in circulation and lower blood pressure
  • improvement in heart and lung functioning
  • improvement in muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and coordination