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For those of us who always think that “if one is good two are better, researchers have some good news. The “more is better” folks can lay off the vigorous exercise and do more moderate exercise – and their health will improve.
New studies have shown that simply walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes, most days of the week, leads to significant health improvements. Add in some strengthening exercises two or three times a week and the benefits are even better.
This information is from the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, which goes on to list a number of specific benefits. For example:
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved cholesterol (higher HDL and reduced triglycerides)
- Better management of type 2 diabetes
- Weight management
- Prevention of osteoporosis and increased bone density
- Prevention of cancer through a strengthened immune system
- Improved mood and sense of well-being