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7 Benefits to Being Active

We often tout the many health benefits of olive oil, but we know that physical activity plays an important role in health and wellness. In honor of National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, here are 7 of the best benefits to being active.

  • Control your blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight
  • Lower your “bad” cholesterol and raise your “good” cholesterol
  • Prevent heart disease, colorectal and breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes
  • Improve your sleep
  • Make your bones, muscles, and joints stronger
  • Lower your chances of becoming depressed
  • Reduce falls and arthritis pain

For more information on how to get active, visit Healthfinder.gov.

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