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Growing Healthy Communities: The Benefits Of Physical Activity

Did you know that engagement in regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your overall health? Well it is!

There are many benefits when engaging in regular physical activity. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the benefits include improved brain health, weight management, reduced risk of disease, stronger and healthier bones and muscles, overall improvement in your ability to engage in day to day routine activities, and it also proves to be beneficial to increasing your overall quality of healthy life.

So when you are pondering whether or not you should exercise, just remember that the benefits will always outweigh the health consequences.

You can find more information at cdc.gov.

Dr. Janea Snyder is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) in Health Education and Promotion for the School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation. She completed her Ph.D. at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas where she majored in Health Studies. Both her undergraduate and master's degrees were conferred at UA Little Rock. Dr. Snyder hosts Community Development Minute on KUAR, a one-minute educational program, which highlights the work of Community Development organizations like the University District Development Corporation (UDDC), which supports the UA Little Rock neighboring communities. She serves on the board of the UDDC.