Exercise is the ”Best Medicine”

Exercising has many benefits and is often called the “Best Medicine”

Exercising regularly can lower blood pressure, improve blood cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  It helps prevent and treat diabetes, enhances the immune system and improves sleep.  Staying physically active is vital for maintaining strong muscles, healthy bones and limber joints, enabling us to carry out our daily tasks.  It can reduce falls of older people and can help relieve arthritis pain.  And it’s as important for your brain as for the rest of your body.  If that weren’t enough, it can help control weight and obesity and reduces the risk of many chronic diseases.

It’s no surprise, then, that exercise is strongly associated with lower mortality rates.

So many people love to exercise (or learn to love it) and find it improves mood, reduces stress, anxiety and depression and makes them feel energetic.  What’s more, exercise often comes with a health promoting mind set that is people who work out are likely to have or develop other good habits such as eating healthy and a desire to take better care of your self.

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