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Heart disease and stroke: Physical activity can halve the risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke. Exercise helps to reduce the risk of these vascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, raising the level of protective HDL cholesterol, reducing the risk of developing blood clots and diabetes and countering weight gain.

Cancer: Exercise lowers the risk of developing cancer of the colon, one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among men and women. I animals, exercise protects against breast cancer.


Osteoporosis: At any age at which exercise is begun, it can increase the density of bones and reduce the risk of fractures. Furthermore, there is growing evidence that exercise need not be weight-bearing to foster bone density; stationary cycling and water aerobics may help as well. Older people who become active also experience improvements in balance, strength, coordination and flexibility, which all help to prevent the falls that can result n debilitating fractures.

Diabetes: Older people who are physically active are less likely to develop diabetes than sedentary people. Physical activity increases the sensitivity of cells to insulin, which, in turn, lowers blood sugar and the need for insulin.

Weight: Exercise helps people maintain a normal body weight or, when combined with a moderate reduction in caloric intake, fosters weight loss. Most important, exercise helps people lost fat and gain muscle. That make it easier to maintain weight loss because muscle tissue burns more calories that fat does. Even in those of normal weight, exercise can counter the age-related loss of lean muscle tissue and the deposition of body fat especially the heart-damaging accumulation of abdominal fat.

Immunity : exercise increases the circulation of the immune cells that fight infections and tumors. Physically fit people get fewer colds and other respiratory infections than people who are not fit.

Arthritis: nearly everyone over 65 has some arthritic symptoms. Studies suggest that regular moderate exercise combined with stretching can reduce arthritic pain and the need for medication.

Depression: exercise has long been known to help people overcome clinical depression, so it is not much of a stretch to conclude that it can help to prevent the depression that is so common, albeit often hidden, in older people. The emotional benefits of exercise are likely to be greatest if t chosen activities bring older people into contact with others.

Gastrointestinal bleeding: regular physical activity significantly decreases the risk of severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage in older people, probably by improving circulation to the digestive tract.

Memory: even brief periods of mild exercise can result in immediate improvements in memory in older adults. Exercise also fosters clearer thinking and faster reaction time by helping to sped the transmission of nerve messages

Sleep: A study by Researchers at Stanford and Emory University's showed that in older adults who were initially sedentary regular exercise, like brisk walking, improved sleep quality and shortened the time it took to fall asleep.