The Miracle Cure: Exercise
Posted by Charles Waisbren on October 02, 2016 at 9:42 AM
Exercise: The MIRACLE CURE: Exercise has been shown to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension and improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels. For people who have had a heart attack, exercise therapy reduces all causes of mortality by 27 percent. People with diabetes who exercise have lower sugars which reduce the risk of complications from the disease. Exercise improves the symptoms of depression and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can walk farther and function better if they exercise. The recommendation for exercise is 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity physical activity. Moderate intensity is probably much less than you think. Walking briskly, at 3 to 4 miles per hour or so, qualifies. So does bicycling slower than 10 miles an hour. Anything that gets your heart rate somewhere between 110 and 140 beats per minute is enough. There is something in this “fit bit” sensation.