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The Benefits of Exercise As You Age



Cardiovascular

  1. lower/control blood pressure

  2. Reduce overall stress on heart

  3. Lower cholesterol levels

  4. Prevent atherosclerotic

  5. build up in the arteries

  6. Reduce risk of premature death from preventable diseases


Cognitive

  1. Slows the rate of cognitive dysfunction

  2. Improves memory

  3. Enhances thinking/problem-solving skills

  4. Boosts brain supporting hormones

  5. Enhances blood and oxygen flow to the brain

  6. Acts as a natural antidepressant and stress reliever

  7. Improves focus