Health Benefits of Exercising

Physical Benefits Related Benefits Mental Health Benefits Related Benefits
Improved Cardiovascular fitness Stronger heart muscle
Lower heart rate
Lower blood pressure
Improved circulation
Improved coronary circulation
Reduced chance of heart attack
Increased chance of surviving a heart attack
Increased oxygen carrying capacity of the blood
Resistance to atherosclerosis
Reduced emotional outbursts
Increased HDL
Reduced LDL (blood fat)
Reduction in mental tension Relief of depression
Improved sleep habits
Fewer stress symptoms
Ability to enjoy leisure
Increased productivity (work-related)
Greater lean body mass and less body fat Increased efficiency (work related)
Less susceptibility to disease
Improved appearance
Reduced obesity-related emotional issues
Increased social interactions Quality of life improves
Improved strength and muscular endurance Increased efficiency (work related)
Reduction of muscular injury
Reduces lower back injury
Athletic skill ability improvement
Athletic performance improvement
Ability to respond to emergencies improvement
Fatigue symptoms decrease Increased enjoyment of leisure activities
Quality of life enhanced
Better coping skills relating to stressors
Improved flexibility Increased efficiency (work related)
Reduction of muscular injury
Reduction of joint injury
Reduces lower back injury & problems
Athletic skill ability improvement
Athletic performance improvement
Successful experiences increased Improved self-image/concept
Recognize & acceptance of limitations
Other health benefits of exercise any physical activity Increase in life expectancy
Quicker recovery time
Decreased chance of adult-onset diabetes
Reduced chances of osteoporosis
Bone density may increase
Reduced risk of certain cancers
Improved physical fitness Sense of well-being improves
Improved self-image/concept
Improved appearance