Best Preventive Medicine without a prescription.
The evidence is overwhelming: a balanced diet combined with moderate exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. It bolsters the immune system, and lowers the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis
- American Cancer Society American Heart Association US Surgeon General
Improves strength at any age.
In a study of 90-year old men and women who used weight machines three times per week for 8 weeks, the subjects' strength increased by 174%.
- US Department of Agriculture Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Boosts Brain Power.
Exercise keeps brain sharp in old age and may help prevent Alzheimer's Disease
- Carl Cotman, Ph.D., University of CA at Irvine
Maintaining or reducing your weight increases longevity.
People who gain 20-40 pounds since the age of 18 are 2-1/2 times as likely to die from coronary heart disease.
- Harvard Study in the New England Journal of Medicine
Even moderate exercise works to stimulate the brain. Researchers put half of a group of sedentary people ranging in age from the mid-20s to early 60s on a walking or jogging program three times a week. After 10 weeks, the active group reported more mental alertness and vigor.
- Duke University study
Exercise gains are extremely comprehensive, thoroughly generating both physical and mental benefits.
People who exercise regularly tend to sleep better, and use less sugar, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. Above all, exercise makes you feel good about yourself. For most people, exercise is one of the most obvious self-respecting behaviors. Each time you jog, visit the gym, or play a game of squash, you are building your positive self-image -- a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual foundation for your growing self-esteem.
- Richard Earle, Ph.D. & David Imrie, MD, "Your Vitality Quotient"
Move Your Body, Move Your Life
Published On: May 26, 2008