5 disease that you can prevent with regular exercising
You already know that exercise will help you fit into your jeans, but the payoffs are far greater than just looking good. “We have data showing that all causes of mortality are lowered by exercise,” says Dr. James Dillard, author of The Chronic Pain Solution: Your Personal Path to Pain Relief. “There’s less heart disease, diabetes and cancer. People who exercise have fewer accidents and die less often from infections. It’s a no-brainer.”
Yes, we’ve all been told many times that we should exercise to look our best, to fit into our superskinny jeans and just feel comfortable, taking off our shirt on the beach. But are those the only benefits of hard work in the gym? How about our wellbeing and life expectancy? There are so many positive effects on overall health that regular physical activity can provide, we couldn’t be able fit them inone article, if we tried. Exercises affect such serious condition, like cancer, heart disease, dementia, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, obesity, high blood pressure – and that’s only the start of a big list. Let us look at the most important of them more closely:
1. Heart Disease
Regular exercise lowers blood pressure, helps maintain a healthy weight and reduces cholesterol—all major factors in the prevention of heart disease. And you need only moderate activity to get results. Research has found that taking a long walk after eating a high-fat meal actually can help reverse damage to blood vessels, so try walking just 1 miles in less than 30 minutes on most days of the week.
Studies show that exercise is safe and effective in reducing pain and stiffness and improving range of motion and overall strength in people with arthritis. Plus, the physical activity will help you lose weight, thus lessening pressure on your joints. On the other hand, a lack of exercise can accelerate the disease. Try water aerobics if you have joint pain. Light stretching, yoga sessions and tai chi will improve your flexibility.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular exercise (along with quitting smoking) may lower your risk of many cancers. Studies indicate that working out can cut the risk of recurrence or death by as much as 50% in people with colorectal cancer. Exercise also may lower the recurrence rate for those with breast cancer, in part by regulating hormone levels. And for virtually all cancer patients, it can lessen some side effects of treatment, including nausea and fatigue.
A separate study also found that women who exercise for 150 minutes a week or more could be reducing their risk of endometrial cancer, whether or not they are overweight.
Diabetes type 2 is the most common type, and it’s usually caused by the most common problem in the modern society, particularly in U.S. – obesity. In a recent study was shown that even 5-7% of weight loss can reduce the incidence of diabetes by almost 60%. And what is the better way to lose excessive weight than by exercising? Besides, fitness maintain normal blood-glucose levels, which only adds to the reducing the disease effects to minimum.
5. Aging process
No matter how late you’ve started to exercise, it can help you to slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and disabilities, related to the old age. You shouldn’t forget that physical activity can help you save your agility, fitness, mobility, happiness and overall quality of life for much longer time, as you get older.
This is because physical activity affects our telomeres, which are the caps of DNA on the ends of your chromosomes, serving as a protection from damage. As we get older and our cells continue to split – telomeres wear off, exposing our chromosomes, until the cell dies, and that’s why we are slowly wither.
But according to the leading anti-aging researches, telomeres, which longevity was extended due to the physical activity, can give us couple decades of life – and these years will be full of energy and life enjoyment!
Other health benefits of regular exercising
– Moderate and intense physical activity decreases the risk of coronary heart disease and ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke.
– Increased physical activity is linked to the precise targeting colon cancer in both sexes and prostate cancer for men, significantly reducing the risk of these types of cancer.
– Besides reducing the risk, physical activity benefits in recovery and increase chances in positive outcomes.
– Increased fertility and less problems with erection for men who work-out on the regular basis.
– Physical activity reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in particular in the elder people.