Here’s what exercise can do for you:

  • Lower your risk for nearly every disease, from colds to cancer
  • Strengthen your heart and lungs
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Keep your weight down
  • Maintain and even increase bone density
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Lower the percentage of body fat
  • Increase the “good” HDL cholesterol and decrease the “bad” LDL cholesterol
  • Relieve stress and tension
  • Reduce the chances of lower-back problems
  • Change the shape of your body
  • Increase your range of motion
  • Improve reflexes, memory, and coordination
  • Improve your sex life
  • Stimulate the release of endorphins, which give your body a natural “high” feeling of euphoria
  • Relieve depression
  • Change your self-image and self-esteem
  • Lengthen your life

Source: Callanetics Fit Forever by Callan Pinckney (p. 30)

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