Benefits of Change - Physical Activity

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Benefits of Change

If you are overweight and lose 10% of your body weight through increased physical activity and healthy eating, you will achieve all sorts of health benefits including a healthier heart, lower blood pressure and stronger bones. You will also reduce your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, sleep apnea, and gallstones.

There are also specific benefits to increasing physical activity (PDF) ranging from more energy to better self esteem.

MOVE!® Weight Management Program Handout (PDF)

Benefits of Regular Physical Activity


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Reviewed/Updated Date: January 2012
Clinical Advisory Board Sponsor: Dr. Linda Kinsinger
Clinical Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Kenneth R. Jones, Sophia Hurley
Patient Education Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Rose Mary Pries, Dr. Pam Hebert

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Some fats are good! Omega-3 Fatty Acids are the good fats. Including these fatty acids in your diet will help you increase your good cholesterol, decrease your bad cholesterol, and reduce your risk of heart disease. Fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, swordfish, and albacore tuna contain these heart-healthy fatty acids. Vegetarians can get them by cooking with flaxseed oil and flaxseed flour.

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