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a good level of physical fitness by doing some kind of regular exercise
each day has been shown through years of research to be a major method
of lowering the risk of developing cancer – especially prostate
Men in the U.S. who are physically active have 75% lower rates of heart
disease and prostate cancer than men who are sedentary.
Benefits of fitness and regular exercise include:
- Improved vascularization (blood flow) to all organs, keeping
everything healthier, including the prostate. The
improved circulation promotes optimal exchange of nutrients,
oxygen, CO2, nitrogen and waste products from all
body cells and tissues.
- Reducing your risk of most cancers. The improved fitness level
keeps your percentage of body fat (your weight)
under control, decreasing further risk of many cancers.
- Reducing your risk of diabetes, heart and vascular problems,
stroke, osteoporosis and arthritis. Fitness has
also been shown to slow down or even reverse the process of these medical
- Improving your cardiovascular system (heart, lungs, arteries
- Strengthening your muscles. Your muscles pump the blood around
and back up to the heart and brain. Stronger muscles
promote better blood circulation to all body tissues and organs.
- Improving the flexibility of your joints, muscles, tendons and
ligaments, reducing the risk of injury.
- Positive self-esteem -- Exercise keeps a person upbeat and motivated.
When you’re taking a 10 minute walk every morning, you are
actively doing something positive to maintain your health. This promotes
Design Your Own Fitness/exercise Routine
- Take a 10-minute walk every morning. Just 10 minutes!
That’s all…five minutes out and five minutes back.
- Choose at least 2 exercises that you enjoy, in additional
to your 10-minute morning walk. Walk on the beach,
walk in the pool, play golf, tennis, shuffle board,
horse shoes, or toss a basketball!
- Do something in the way of fitness for yourself every day.
Park your car farther away in the parking lot. Take
the stairs. Take out the trash.
- Start slowly and gradually do a little more each week.
- Try exercising with a partner. You will be more consistent.
- Keep your doctor informed of your activities.
You’ll find if you incorporate regular exercise into your daily
schedule, avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and enjoying a good nutrition plan,
you will be:
- Healthier - have fewer colds and flu symptoms, fewer cancers,
heart problems and diabetes.
- Happier - have a more active lifestyle, a better quality of life,
and a more positive attitude toward life and its
Information provided by:
Dennis K. Flood, M.S.
President/Owner, Total Fitness Training, Inc.
2803 Fruitville Road
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