If you study medicine and body movement as far back as Hippocrates (400BC), who is known as the father of medicine, you will find that humans have always known, almost instinctively, that exercise is good for them. Keep in mind, the latest studies on exercise conclude that it won’t produce weight loss unless it’s combined with a healthy diet. Here are some great findings I read in a recent scientific report done by Time Magazine.
-Exercise improves quality and duration of life.
– If there was a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed.
– The scientific benefits of exercise mean slower aging, better mood, less chronic pain, stronger vision, and better sleep, to list just a few.
– In the 1905 Journal of The American Medical Association the authors reported that they mourned how many people were losing sight of the health benefits of exercise because medicine had shifted its focus from the prevention of disease to its treatment.
-If you are willing to do high intensity interval training (HIT) you will gain the benefits of exercise in as little as 10 mins! (Longer exercise sessions aren’t necessarily better)
-Standing more and sitting less is linked to a lower risk of cancer, diabetes, and early death from any cause.
-Walking is good, but you have to do some kind of weight-bearing exercise as well.
-Exercise helps sick people get well.
– Some of the best results of the benefits of exercise don’t require a gym membership at all. These results from exercise are real, measurable, and almost immediate. For more on exercise, look for my next blog on “The 7-Minute Workout.”