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Why Do I Need Exercise?


The benefits of exercise may sound too good to be true, but decades of solid science confirm that exercise improves health and can extend your life. Adding as little as half an hour of moderately intense physical activity to your day can help you avoid a host of serious ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, depression, and several types of cancer, in particular breast and colon cancers.

Fight Off Disease

In addition to the disease-fighting properties of exercise, regular activity can improve the quality of your life and your general well-being in many other ways, such as helping you sleep better, reduce stress, control your weight, brighten your mood, sharpen your mental functioning, and improve your sex life.

Exercise at a Glance

In a nutshell, exercise can:

  • Reduce your chances of getting heart disease. For those who already have heart disease, exercise reduces the chances of dying from it.
  • Lower your risk of developing hypertension and diabetes.
  • Reduce your risk for colon cancer and some other forms of cancer.
  • Improve your mood and mental functioning.
  • Keep your bones strong and joints healthy.
  • Help you maintain a healthy weight.
  •  Help you maintain your independence well into your later years.

I can help you with all of your fitness needs, including exercise, relaxation, nutrition and spiritual connection. Donna Martelli, Integrative Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor – 317-255-7283  (Phone consultations available), john316min@yahoo.com

About Kellie R. Stone

"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone

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One comment

  1. Hello,
    Thanks for the interesting article on the benefits of exercise and the prevention of disease.

    I have a friend that’s fighting stage 4 colon cancer so I know what a dreadful disease it is.
    I had my first colonoscopy at age 50. A polyp was found and removed. I’m now 58 and I had my second colonoscopy a few weeks ago. Nothing was found this time.

    I just want to remind and encourage everyone to get screened for colon cancer. The procedure itself (colonoscopy) is not painful, with the possible exception of the I.V. The preparation the day before is a little inconvenient. Plan to be close to a bathroom.

    The ‘official’ guideline is to have a colonoscopy if you are order than 50 and every 10 years thereafter. That is, if you’re at average risk. Check with your physician. Schedule an appointment today!

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