Benefits of exercise

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  • Benefits of Exercise
    • Social
      • meeting new people and making new friends
      • opportunities to get together with existing friends
      • improve cooperation skills
      • increased social activities reducing engagement in antisocial behaviour
    • Physical
      • physical challenge (gets you out of your comfort zone)
      • Fitness
        • increased strength
        • increased muscular endurance
        • increased cardiovascular fitness
        • increased flexibility
      • Health
        • reduced chance of coronary heart disease
        • stronger bones (less chance of developing osteoporosis)
        • reduced chance of stroke
        • reduced chance of obesity
    • Mental
      • helps to relax
      • makes you feel good
        • increasing serotonin levels
      • helps to take mind off other problems and focus on the activity
      • competition
      • aesthetic appreciation

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