Millions of people have added weight loss to their list of new year’s resolutions. Exercise is an important key to losing weight, but face it. It’s not easy to stay motivated to get moving every day.

A recent study finds that adding a fitness routine to your schedule has enormous benefits that affect every cell in your body, from head to toe.

Discover more reasons you should exercise that go beyond weight loss.

  • Sharper thinking and judgment
  • Better weight management
  • Less injury and falls
  • Reduced depression and anxiety
  • Better sleep
  • Stronger bones and muscles
  • Reduced risk of many chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers of the breast, colon and other organs.
  • Increased longevity

Health officials recommend adults do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity per week or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity.

Check out our workouts section for a variety of exercise routines.

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