Why Move? (As In Exercise) – Health and Fitness

Health & FitnessStrong Evidence:

  • lower risk of early death
  • lower risk of coronary heart disease
  • lower risk of stroke
  • lower risk of high blood pressure
  • lower risk of adverse blood lipid profile
  • lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • lower risk of metabolic syndrome
  • lower risk of colon cancer
  • lower risk of breast cancer
  • prevention of weight gain
  • weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake
  • improved cardio respiratory and muscular fitness
  • prevention of falls
  • reduced depression
  • better cognitive function (for older adults)

Health & FitnessModerate to Strong Evidence:

  • better functional health (for older adults)
  • reduced abdominal obesity

Moderate Evidence:

  • Lower risk of hip fracture
  • Lower risk of lung cancer
  • Lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • Weight maintenance after weight loss
  • Increased bone density
  • Improved sleep quality

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Source: www.health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/paguide.pdf