Quality of Life Improves with Exercise

Study Shows Exercising leads to Happier Healthier Life

Monday, February 9, 2009 – Nanci Hellmich – USA Today

Sedentary women who started exercising said they had a lot more energy and were in better moods than when they were inactive, a study shows.

The more exercise they did, the better they felt, but even 10 minutes more exercise a day gave them some quality-of-life benefits, says Tim Church, one of the study’s authors and director of preventive medicine research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

The women felt more confident about doing everyday tasks — such as keeping up with their grandkids, climbing the stairs and carrying in the groceries — and they felt better about themselves when they were in social situations, he says. They experienced these improvements even if they didn’t lose weight, he says.

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