We have yet another reason why you should exercise today. One study finds that getting your daily dose of exercise works just as effectively as medication in people with heart conditions. In fact, exercise rivaled and outperformed many heart and stroke medications. Even if you don’t have a heart condition, everyone should be getting their daily dose of exercise.
An odd shift is happening in our world today. Individuals are exercising less, and prescription drug medications are on the rise. This is especially true in America and England.
The studies looked at the effects of exercise in individuals with heart conditions, and they found that exercise and drugs were comparable when it came to decreasing death rates. While the studies focused on individuals with heart and stroke conditions, exercise can reduce an individual’s risk for many other diseases, such as cancer and diabetes up to 50 percent. Exercise can also lower your risk of early death up to 30 percent. Those are amazing percentages!
However, doctors warn individuals with medical conditions not to throw away their medications yet. They instead encourage exercise alongside prescription medicines. However, long-term exercise may eventually lead to your doctor cutting back medication.
Other healthy lifestyle factors should be taken into account when preventing and treating major diseases. For example, a healthy diet, less stress, and quitting smoking will also decrease health risks and early death rates.
In the end, exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle. However, this does not mean that you have to go overboard and spend hours at the gym. Instead, start by taking a short walk each day and find effective exercises that can be done in twenty minutes or less. Doing long hours of cardio may not be healthy for your heart either.
Remember to always consult your chiropractor or physician before taking any health advice.