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Training Tips

How does exercise benefit our health?

Expert:  Dr. Wong Bun Lap, Specialist in cardiology and the Hong Kong Medical Association Council Members

Key Points:

  • Moderate intensity exercise for 30 to 45 minutes daily & up can help reduce an approximate 60% risk of cancers, especially colon cancer and breast cancer.
  • Exercise helps reduce 20-30% risk of heart diseases and stroke.
  • Exercising daily helps improve psychological stress tolerance.
  • Exercise reduces blood pressure by 15%.
  • Exercise increase good cholesterol by 15%.
  • Exercise improves Diabetes Control by 15%.
  • Exercise prevents Osteoporosis.
  • Exercise improve chronic pain control by 40% (Bone pains, muscle aches, etc.).