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Benefits of Physical Activity

There is a great deal of research outlining the benefits of physical activity. If the people in our communities are healthy, happy, and active, the whole community can benefit.

  • Physical and Health Benefits Family walking
    • Stronger muscles and bones
    • Improved cardiovascular health
    • Reduced risk of chronic disease
    • Greater ability to manage chronic disease symptoms and their progression
    • Fewer falls and improved recovery from falls
    • Better able to maintain a healthy body weight
  • Mental and Emotional Benefits
    • Improved mental health
    • Increased self-confidence
    • Personal satisfaction and fulfillment
    • Improved sleep patterns
    • Opportunity to participate in something that is fun
    • Sense of independence
  • Social Benefits
    • Spend time with family and friends
    • Meet new people with similar interests



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