If only I could get the correct mind-set and active response about this. Excercise is most likely the main “cure” for cardio-vascular problems, diet being a close second. It is the only factor not being challenged by either other qualified medical experts or alternative health proponents.
If the benefits of exercise could be put into a pill would you take it?
If so why would you take it? Most likely because you know that pill is extremely helpful. It would make your muscles stronger, including your heart muscle thus decreasing risk of death from heart disease. It would lower your bad cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and blood sugar, and increase the good cholesterol. It would improve your memory. It would slow osteoporosis. It would make you less likely to have falls. It would improve your mood and lessen symptoms of depression.
Exercise is Medicine!
Exercise does all this and more, however it is extremely difficult to get people to follow exercise advice or adhere to an exercise program? Why? Because taking a pill is so much easier, and maybe because the cost of medicine is covered by insurance. So many take such care to take medications, vitamins, eat…
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