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Exercise is a Key Component of Good Health!

Scott HayfordFlagler Hospital's own Scott Hayford, M.S., is the Manager of the Flagler Hospital Wellness Center in St. Augustine. The Wellness Center offers Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Wellness Programs. Scott is an exercise physiologist and an exercise enthusiast. Read his insightful articles about the importance of daily activity here, or click in the links to the left to read more interesting articles about exercise..

Most people know how important it is to exercise regularly, to stay active or even just to get up and move around. However, people may feel discouraged if they fail to go to the gym three times a week or participate in regular, "official" exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming or cycling. What they may not realize is that many times each day they are likely engaging in some highly beneficial, active lifestyle habits that contribute to their overall good health. Normal daily activities such as housework, gardening, taking care of children, running errands or even shopping can count as valuable activity toward your good health. Recent research suggests that simply being more active on a daily basis can significantly improve your overall health. Put another way, being less inactive can increase your chances for living a long and healthy life.

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