The benefits of exercise go well beyonde fitness: It can help with everything from back poin to breast cancer to dementia.
- HEAD – Cuts risk of developing dopression by 30%; Treats depression as effectively as many prescription drugs; Boosts memory 90%; Increases self-esteem; Quicker learning; Protection against Alzheimer’s disease, dementia; Lower risk of stroke by 30%
- SKIN – Better blood flow to the skin, encouraging the growth of new blood vessels and capillaries near the skin surface a Faster Wound healing and More efficient body cooling.
- BREAST Reduces risk of breast cancer by 25%.
- KNEES Cuts symptoms of arhritis by 23% to 80%,Strengthens muscles supporting the joints,cutting the risk of falls by 30% to 50%.
Cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 50%,Improves blood sugar control,increases insulin sensitivity
Shrinks fat cells,Reduces inflammation,Shaves away dangerous fat buildup around liver,kidneys.
Reduces risk of heart disease by 40%,Cuts blood pressure by about 10 points as effective as most drugs,Slashes the risk of developing hypertension in half,Significantly reduces bad LDL cholesterol, and Boosts good HDL cholesterol.
“IF THERE WAS A PILL THAT WOKED AS WELL AS EXERCISE DOCTORS WOULD BE GIVING IT TO EVERYONE.”
THAT’S WHAT ROBERT Sallis,M.D., belives. Dr.Sallis is family physician with Kaiser Permanente and head of the health-care organization’s campaign Everybody Walks.As a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr,Sallis has spent years investigating just how much exercise can do for the body.
He’s not the only one: Doctors at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in London published a comprehensive roundup of all the research on the healing powers of regular activity.They detailed a stunning lineup of benefits that prove exercise is truly a panacea.Take look at all the ways routine workouts can help heal your body on these pages.