With spring finally upon us and the weather getting warmer by the day, it is no wonder that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This month, take some extra time for yourself and keeping your body healthy. The healthier you feel, the happier you will be. No matter what your age is, physical activity is great for everyone!

You may be wondering what exercising regularly actually does for your body. Well for starters, just going for a walk can decrease stress levels.

When children and teens exercise regularly, it makes their muscles stronger, while increasing their heart and bone health.

As for adults, exercising can decrease their chances of many different conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

It may seem dangerous for older adults to exercise, but physical activity decreases the risk of falls and can keep their cognitive functions strong and intact. All of these benefits of exercising are guaranteed to make you feel great mentally and physically.

Why not use this month to start your commitment to exercising and staying healthy. Exercising does not need to be boring or hard work; it can be as simple as going for a walk or a bike ride after dinner as a family. This alone can improve your health, and you will feel great! Also, having a friend to go with can help motivate you to get out there and exercise.

This month, take the time to spread awareness to your community and loved ones about all of the health benefits that come with exercising regularly. You will not regret it!

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