Did You Know? Exercise Combats Chronic Illness

How’s your family’s medical history? Are you worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent osteoporosis? Physical activity might be the ticket.

Regular physical activity can help you prevent — or manage — high blood pressure.

Your cholesterol will benefit, too. Regular physical activity boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol while decreasing triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the buildup of plaques in your arteries. And there’s more. Regular physical activity can help you prevent Type 2 Diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer. Did you know increased body fat contributes to your risk for:  Type 2, Heart Disease, Stroke, Hypertension and Cholesterol issues.

Learn more about how Gold’s Gym can help you get started on a lifestyle fitness program.

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