Athletic Opportunities for WHSD Students

Physical Activity Information

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FitWatch Physical Activity/Exercise Database
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Physical Activity and Health

Benefits of Physical Activity

1. LONGEVITY - People who are physically active live longer.
2. NEW BRAIN CELL DEVELOPMENT - exercise stimulates the formation of new brain cells.
3. CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH - Regular exercising makes your heart, like any other muscle, stronger.
4. CHOLESTEROL LOWERING EFFECT - Exercise itself doesn't burn off cholesterol, however, it decreases LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases HDL(good) cholesterol.
5. PREVENTION and CONTROL OF DIABETES - Moderate physical activity combined with weight loss and balanced diet can confer a 50-60% reduction in risk of developing diabetes.
6. BLOOD PRESSURE - All forms of exercise seem to be effective in reducing blood pressure.
7. REDUCE RISK OF STROKE - Moderate and high levels of physical activity may reduce the risk of a stroke.
8. WEIGHT CONTROL - Regular exercise helps to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
9. MUSCLE STRENGTH - Strength training increases muscle strength and mass and decreases fat tissue.
10. BONE STRENGTH - Exercise promotes bone formation, delays bone loss and may protect against osteoporosis.
11. SLEEP - The natural dip in body temp 5-6 hours after exercise may help one to fall asleep.

Benefits of Exercise

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Exercise Recommendations

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Overcoming Exercise Barriers

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30 Minute Workouts

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Total Body Workouts

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Workouts for Kids

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Get Outside

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Workouts for Men

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Workouts for Women

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Workouts for Beginners

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