- Women 40 and younger who exercise four or more hours each week during their prime childbearing years cut their risk of developing breast cancer by half. The benefits apply to post-menopausal women as well, especially if their adulthood weight does not change.
- Adding weightlifting to your workout - as little as a single set of resistance exercises repeated two to three times per week - can lower the chances of suffering heart disease, stroke, cholesterol problems or high blood pressure.
- Want to kick the habit? Women who work up a sweat regularly are twice as likely as sedentary women to quit smoking and to stay smoke free.
- There is added benefit to a body in motion staying in motion. Women and men who have some history of fitness, suffer sports injuries less frequently than less-fit peers, a new study of Army trainees indicates.
- Losing as little as 2kg's per year - and keeping it off - can substantially cut your risk of developing high blood pressure.
- Got the blues? Regular exercise helps ease mild-to-moderate depression, alcohol dependance and body image woes, and is more effective than placebos in reducing anxiety disorders.
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