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Health Benefits

Woman in a kayak on the river near sunset

Health Benefits

You can receive numerous benefits from regular physical activity. 

Being physically active can:

  • 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 colon cancer
  • Lower risk of breast cancer
  • Prevent weight gain
  • Reduce weight when combined with reduced calorie intake
  • Improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  • Prevent falls Reduce depression