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Five reasons why you should exercise

Friday, September 19, 2014

By: Betsy Hansen


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You’ve heard it dozens of times. Exercise is important… but why? BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine physician assistant, Todd Bruss, has provided five reasons why you should step up your exercise.

 

  1. It helps prevent injuries and illnesses. Exercise has been proven to decrease chances of hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and many other ailments.
  2. Exercise improves stamina. Stamina is vital to an active lifestyle. Whether you’re at work or carting kids around town, stamina can help keep you on-the-go.
  3. Your strength, tone, and flexibility will increase. All of these help with your body’s biomechanics. (Thank biomechanics for your posture while standing or sitting.)
  4. A few hours of exercise per week will help maintain a healthy weight. Did you know if your body weight increases one pound, it’s like adding four to five pounds to your lower extremities?
  5. Improve your quality of life. Exercise is a natural stress-reliever and can help with your sleep habits. It can even improve your mood.

 

Watch as Todd explains more in the video below.

 

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Todd Bruss, PA-C, is a Board Certified physician assistant at BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. He studied at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.  In addition to being a certified strength and conditioning specialist, Bruss is also a certified athletic trainer specializing in golf fitness.  Learn more here.

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