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Welcome to the Mercola Fitness Plan! Congratulations on making the commitment for achieving optimal health. I believe that exercise is a powerful tool that greatly influences your ability to be fully healthy.
Combine it with the other pillars of health — proper nutrition, sufficient high-quality sleep, stress management, and holistic living — and you’ve got the perfect formula to help you move up the ladder to good health.
Many people think that exercise is all about shedding excess pounds and getting toned abs and glutes. But these are actually just a fraction of what exercise does. Being physically active, even when initiated later in life, can provide you with profound health benefits. Exercise helps you:
Sleep better Lose, gain, or maintain weight (depending on your goal) Fight the common cold and flu Improve your resistance to infections Lower your riskpost was originally published on this site