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Benefits of Physical Activity

Benefits of Physical Activity


Because there are lots of benefits to being physically active. Both diet and exercise play critical roles in controlling your weight. This helps lower health risks, such as cardiovascular disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, and eve some cancers like endometrial and lung cancer. Physical exercise also helps decrease the risk of osteoporosis and back pain, and recent studies also point to improved health of your knees and joints. Healthy muscles, joints, and bones not only improve your quality of life and self-esteem, but can decrease your risk of disability.

Don't know where to start with your own exercise program? Seeing your personal physician is  good place, but you can also tune into KUTV Channel 2 on Tuesday, January 10th when Intermountain Healthcare doctors, dieticians, exercise experts, and other clinicians discussing this topic on Ask the Expert. Tips and suggestions will be offered throughout the day with experts providing interviews during news and other broadcasts.

If you have your own questions, our panel of experts will be answering your phone calls from noon to 5:30 p.m. at 1-877-908-0680. You can also submit questions via Facebook and Twitter using #KUTVAsktheExpert.

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