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1. Physical Fitness is the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies.
2. The Center for Disease Control recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate cardio exercise and twice weekly strength training exercises that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
3. Performing short burst of exercise “cardio” for at least 10 minutes at a time is an effective way to reach 150 minutes.
4. Heavy gardening, yoga, and body weight exercises, such as push- ups can be utilized as a strength training exercise.
5. Engaging in regular physical activity can reduce your risk of depression.
6. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.
7. Engage in high levels of physical activity, and your cells are more likely to resemble the cells of a considerable younger person.
8. Engaging in regular physical activity produces endorphins which are hormones that reduce your heart rate, improve digestion, lower blood pressure and cortisol levels and relax the body.

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