Physical activity and exercise

7) Benefits of exercise

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Exercise can benefit you in many ways.
Physical benefits Psychological benefits Social benefits
  • Look and feel better
  • Better sleep
  • Better appetite
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Less breathless
  • Better posture
  • More flexibility
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Maintain bone strength
  • Less fear of breathlessness
  • More control over your breathing
  • Less anxiety and depression
  • Better mood
  • More confident
  • Enjoyment
  • Sharing your experiences
  • Meeting others who understand how you feel
  • Increasing your activity can reduce isolation
  • Trying something new
  • Returning to previously enjoyed pastimes