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Exercise has both physical and psychological benefits. It improves breathing, circulation, digestion and general muscle tone and condition, while decreasing feelings of anxiety and depression. Exercise offers a way to rid the body of tension and excess stress.

The best exercise is aerobic. You don’t need to join a gym or buy special equipment to get aerobic exercise. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise and it can be done anywhere, anytime.

Vital factors for exercise are consistency and duration. Try to exercise several times a week; daily exercise is best.

To realize the maximum benefit, exercise for at least 20 minutes without interruption. You will increase your heart rate and breathing. Even persons who cannot walk or are weak can perform some sort of light aerobic exercise.

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