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Benefits of Physical Fitness in Calgary

Regular exercise does more than keep you fit! Below are some of the countless benefits of physical fitness activities.

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Achieving the benefits of physical fitness doesn’t require long, strenuous workouts.

Even 15 or 20 minutes a day a few times a week will result in major improvements in your health. Can’t fit regular workouts into your schedule? Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further from your destination. Play outside with your kids.

It’s never too late. Exercise benefits everyone in many ways, so get moving and start reaping the rewards exercise has to offe

Weight Management

  • Helps you lose weight and prevent weight gain
  • Elevates your metabolism so you burn more calories every day
  • Lowers incidence of obesity

Cardiovascular Health

  • Strengthens your heart and lowers your heart rate
  • Reduces your risk of heart disease
  • Decreases your blood pressure
  • Lessens your risk of stroke

General Health

  • Improves your overall health
  • Makes you feel good
  • Improves your quality of life
  • Enhances your appearance
  • Improves your skin tone

Mental Health and Well-Being

  • Boosts your intellectual capacity
  • Helps you manage stress more effectively
  • Alleviates depression
  • Reduces your level of anxiety
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Boosts your self-esteem and confidence
  • Helps relieve and prevent migraine headaches
  • Bolsters efforts to quit smoking
  • Helps reverse some of the effects of smoking

Functional Capacity

  • Boosts your energy level
  • Builds your muscular strength and endurance
  • Increases bone density
  • Increases your stamina and ability to do continuous work
  • Improves your balance and coordination
  • Improves your flexibility
  • Provides protection against injury
  • Improves your posture

Disease Prevention

  • Boosts your immune system
  • Improves control of blood sugar
  • Increases HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Strengthens your circulatory system and lungs
  • Reduces the risk of developing all kinds of diseases, including colon cancer, breast cancer, type II diabetes (adult onset diabetes), lung disease and more

Pain Management

  • Helps bolster pain tolerance
  • Reduces backaches
  • Makes pregnancy and childbirth easier

Aging and Longevity

  • Slows the aging process
  • Adds active years to your life
  • Helps you maintain an independent lifestyle
  • Reduces your risk of fractures and osteoporosis

Preventous is a great facility with convenient access, good facilities and available parking. The gym is not overrun with people and it has a good variety of equipment. It’s a place where ordinary people train and there’s no intimidation because everyone in the gym looks pretty much like a regular person who wants to work out.

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