Benefits of Exercise: Green Mountain’s Top Ten


And the Top Ten…

10.  It helps reduce risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.

9.  It helps relieve chronic pain, such as backache and arthritis.

8.  It (especially weight training) makes everyday tasks, such as lifting a loaded suitcase, laundry basket or grocery bag, easier.

7.  It increases blood flow to the brain, to help keep us mentally alert as we age.

6.  It reduces stress (by lowering cortisol levels) and stress-related conditions such as high blood pressure.

5. It gives you energy, so you can do what you like, such as gardening or playing with your kids/grandkids.

4. It lifts your mood in just 10 minutes as endorphins kick in to help you feel better almost immediately.

3. It boosts your self-esteem and confidence…and improves your sex life!

2. It helps you sleep like a baby.

And #1…drum roll, please… It increases your overall quality of life and keeps you feeling young, so life continues to hold limitless opportunities!

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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