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Educational Resources

from the American College of Sports Medicine


Exercising with Anxiety & Depression

Studies show that physical activity can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety as effectively as medication—and without unwanted side effects.


Exercising with Asthma

Being active reduces how bad and how often asthma attacks occur, resulting in fewer emergency room visits and less worry.

Elderly Woman at Gym

Exercising with Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementia

Regular physical activity reduces physical decline and preserves day-to-day function, including
sleeping habits.

Going for a Run

Exercising for Healthy Aging

The older you are, the more you can benefit from physical activity. Stamina, strength, balance and flexibility can be improved into the 80s, 90s and beyond.

Walking the Dog

Exercising with an Aneurysm

Although we don’t know for sure how physical activity affects aneurysms, we do know that it helps some of the major risk factors for aneurysms such as high blood pressure, obesity and inflammation.

Outdoor Exercise

Exercising with Atrial Fibrillation

People with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are more fit have fewer of the bad consequences related to their AF. Being active also reduces risk factors that lead to heart attacks, strokes, or more serious heart rhythm problems.

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