Science Revels the Most Powerful Medication

You don’t know yet? well, it’s called EXERCISE.

No more doubts, researchers confirm that regular exercise could prevent and treat dozens of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. That’s not the only good news. Some studies also suggest that physical activity has anti-aging benefits and can increase your chance of living longer.

Read: How much weekly physical activity is recommended?

Chronic diseases are the biggest health threat of the 21st Century. Physical inactivity and living a sedentary lifestyle are the main causes. The solution looks simple but it depends on an effort of all us, including governments, doctors and yourself.

If you have or don’t a chronic disease, please keep in mind that regular exercise is a proven way to preventing and managing chronic disease symptoms. But before going to the gym or run a marathon, I recommend to consult an expert since as any other medicine, exercise can have side effects, precautions, interactions and potential overdose.

Read: Your first appointment.

Side Effects
In detail, exercise helps prevent and manage chronic disease symptoms because improve muscle strength and endurance. It delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and makes your cardiovascular system works more efficiently. In addition, exercise is excellent to control weigh and high blood pressure. It improves stability to joints reducing the risk of falls and decrease the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes.

Precautions
Before taking this powerful medication, it’s important to talk to a registered kinesiologist about your medical history. Also, let him/her know about your fitness experience and goals.

Interactions
Even though exercise is a safe medication, in many cases is important to review the possible interaction with any medication you are taking.

Overdose
Be careful! Exercise overdose can cause injuries or sickness. If you have any serious symptoms such as passing out, don’t hesitate and call 911 or get in contact with your family doctor.

Get the Right Prescription

Andres Palomino, MSc., R.Kin
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andres@fitafter50.ca
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