Fitness Facts

Mental and Physical Health go hand in hand

Watch this video to learn more about how physical health directly effects mental health. 

 


 Fitness and Physical Health

  • Physical activity is linked to lower risk of colon cancer, breast cancer and endometrial cancer. Source
  • Exercise, such as walking briskly, for 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 30%. Source
  • Exercise can reduce the risk for developing both Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, likely by increasing blood and oxygen flow to the brain. Source
  • Three-quarters of cardiovascular disease deaths could be prevented with adequate lifestyle changes, including physical activity. Source

Fitness and COVID-19

  • The risk of a coronavirus-related hospital death almost doubles for people with a body mass index of 30, the lowest level of obesity, and more than doubles for those with a BMI of 40 or more. Source
  • Among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S., death rates were more than four times higher among those with diabetes or hyperglycemia than those without either condition. Source
  • Exercise is especially beneficial for older adults who are more susceptible to infection in general and have also been identified as a particularly vulnerable population during this COVID-19 outbreak. Source

Fitness and Mental Health

  • Exercise can play an important role in preventing and treating anxiety and depression. Source
  • 43% of Americans say exercise helps with mental stress. Source
  • Exercise may be a valuable complementary therapy to traditional therapy for severe depression. Source