Regular exercise is tough, and we all find reasons to avoid it. But it makes sense, for some pretty basic and powerful reasons:

  • Better overall health: Our bodies were made to be active. When we become inactive all sorts of bad things happen, like increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

  • More energy: When you improve your heart, lung and muscle function, you have more energy for daily tasks, as well as daily CF therapy.

  • Better lung function: Regular exercise can improve your ability to get mucus out of your airways and out of your body.

  • More socially engaged: Taking part in physical activities with others is a good way to motivate yourself and a great way to maintain social relationships.

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Thank you to Frank Cerny, Ph.D., and Michael J. LaMonte, Ph.D., from the University of Buffalo, N.Y., for writing this article.