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Be Well Illinois is dedicated to helping you get more active and learn more about the impact of physical fitness on your overall health. Find new ways to get motivated and fit exercise into your daily life or learn how to exercise properly and change your workouts up a bit. Fitness helps to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness, and supports positive interactions.
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Can you really walk your way to fitness? You bet, get started today. Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life.
Along with other healthy lifestyle choices, the right kinds of physical activity can help prevent chronic health conditions and other health threats.
Being healthy is not just about a certain size jeans, a scale victory or avoiding health issues like or avoiding health issues like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. It’s about maintaining both mental and physical health
Stress - it affects everyone. It can even be a good thing in small doses. Normal everyday stress can give us that rush of energy when we need it most. However, our bodies aren’t made to be in high alert mode constantly.
With the wide array of cancer treatments used to treat colorectal cancer, many survivors are left dealing with side effects that could last months or years. These side effects could potentially be lessened with regular exercise
Exercise that revs up your heart rate isn’t the only kind of physical activity that can help prevent or manage heart disease. The calming exercise of yoga is good for the heart, too.
Regular exercise is more than just good for you, it’s a powerful way to improve your physical and mental health. Most types of exercise fall into one of two categories: cardiovascular exercise and strength training.
During the holiday season, the already challenging endeavor of making time for fitness becomes even more difficult. From Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year’s, it is very easy to overindulge in holiday goodies and neglect your fitness goals.
Doing the minimum amount of recommended exercise per week, 2.5 hours, both before and after being diagnosed with breast cancer with a high risk of recurrence is linked to better survival and a lower risk of recurrence.
Early detection of cancer and its effective management have considerably improved. However, cancer and its treatment have physical, psycho-physical, and psychological adverse effects.
Sometimes it’s easier for caregivers to put their own health on the back burner while they’re providing care for someone else. Yet it’s incredibly important to put time and effort into taking care of yourself.
Even if you have asthma, you shouldn’t avoid exercise all together. Regular physical activity is essential for managing health and improving & reducing the risk of chronic disease.
The side effects of treatment may leave you feeling low in energy, but the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) stress the importance of moderate activity during cancer treatment.
Being physically active is a major step toward heart health by strengthening the heart, keeping your weight under control and warding off the artery damage from high cholesterol, high blood sugar and blood pressure that can lead to heart attack or stroke.