Recent research strengthens the concept that physical activity not only benefits our bodies and hearts, but also improves our minds and moods. It is well known that older persons suffer depression at a high rate following cardiovascular disease events. However, in this study, researchers suggest that persons engaging in cardiorespiratory fitness during middle-age are less likely, in later life, to suffer depression in general and to avoid cardiovascular related death even if they are diagnosed with depression. Follow the link for details.
More and more health care providers advise patients to exercise for whatever ails them. Because the science is certain, we are becoming unhealthy due to a lack of physical activity. And increased physical activity can cure our ailments. See this short article for more information.
Television. Computers. Electronic gaming. Work. Our world is full of modern conveniences. But they could be killing us. Slowly. Here is one of several reports about recent studies indicating the health dangers and risk of sitting too much during the day. We need to move more often throughout the day, if in just short bursts. Movement is exercise. And exercise is medicine.
Sedentary Death Syndrome (SeDS) is a growing health problem in our society. At least 35 known physical ailments, some very serious, are associated with lack of exercise. But, even just moderate physical activity can go a long way toward preventing these chronic health issues. If only we would move more. Exercise. Is. Medicine.
Major Consequences of Physical Inactivity