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Fitness Facts

 

“Physically fit people generally live longer, perform better, and get more out of life,” Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chairman, President’s Council on Physical fitness and Sports, 1991

Physical Health Benefits
  • Stronger heart muscle
  • Reduces blood fat, including low density lipids (LDL)
  • Increases protective high density lipids (HDL)
  • Possible reduction in blood pressure
  • Decreases chance of adult onset diabetes
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Potentially prevents most forms of bone loss which accompany aging
  • Helps keep joints flexible
  • Helps build and preserve muscle strength
  • Promotes fat loss while preserving muscles
  • Helps diabetics cut down on the amount of insulin they must use
  • And much, much more
Mental Health Benefits
  • Improves sleeping habits
  • Decreases some stress symptoms
  • Ability to enjoy leisure
  • Improves quality of life
  • Improves self-concept and appearance
  • And much, much more

Source: IHRSA