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Unformatted text preview: Exercise has the potential to decrease health-care costs for individuals, businesses and the country as a whole. Most importantly, regular physical activity improves quality of life by helping people have fun, manage stress and stay healthy. Prevention begins in childhood and continues into old age, so appropriate programs of physical activity are important for all ages -- from the very young to the very old. The quality of life benefits of physical activity are also important at all ages. Children and adolescents enjoy playing and moving. Many adults depend on physical activity not only for good health but for weight control and stress management. Exercise in old age helps maintain functional capacity in many spheres....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course GEN 105 taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '08