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My Take - Get Out

As we start the month of May, the weather is welcoming us to get out of the house. That means people of all ages and body types can benefit from regular physical activity. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It's  a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. For children and adolescents, physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health. For adults,  physical activity can lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. And for Older adults, physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning like learning and judgment skills. Encourage family and friends to make small changes, like taking a walk after lunch or dinner.  Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for everyone to get more physical activity.  I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take," What's yours?

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