For as long as you can remember, you’ve been hearing about the benefits of exercise: Weight control, chronic disease management, stronger muscles and bones, to name a few. But the list of exercise benefits just keeps getting longer. If you could package it in a pill, you might have a multi-million dollar product!
Maybe these less touted benefits will offer the motivation you need to make exercise a regular part of your daily routine.
1. Improve your immune system. Seem like you catch every bug in the book? Maybe exercise can help. Researchers are finding that as little as 30- to 45-minute brisk walks five times a week can greatly boost your immune system. It does this by increasing the levels of natural killer cells that fight off infections such as colds or the flu.1,2
2. Influence aging. Early research indicates that exercise may partly reverse the…
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