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Regular exercise protects physical and mental health. It can also reduce your risk of developing long-term disease, increase your life expectancy, and improve your quality of life in later years. When you make exercise a part of your daily routine, you will probably find that you have a lot more energy for ordinary daily activities such as shopping, housework, child care, and gardening. Walking (briskly) ★★ ★ ★ ★ ★★★★ ★ How exercise benefits health Regular exercise benefits most of the body’s systems, especially the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and respiratory systems.

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Keep your arms, head, and body aligned. 29 Y O U R B O D Y A N D H E A LT H Exercising at different ages Most people, whatever their age, can derive physical and mental benefits from exercise. Apart from the overall improvements to your flexibility, strength, and stamina, exercise has different benefits for people at different stages of life. In children, it helps to build strong bones and muscles, improves coordination, and can also be fun. In adults, exercise helps to minimize the risk of heart disease.

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