physiquality blog: how exercise can help prevent disease

I’m sure that the majority of the people that read this post will already know that exercise is good for your health. That said, sometimes it’s good to have your beliefs reinforced with hard data on how exactly it helps your body to fight disease. And feel better. And live longer…

How exercise can help prevent disease

It’s probably no surprise that exercise is good for you. The physical therapists in the Physiquality network recommend physical activity as part of living a healthy lifestyle, and we all know it can help you lose weight and feel better. But how exactly can it improve your health? Here are a few ways exercise can actually prevent health problems.

Heart disease

The oft-cited parameters to work out 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (or 150 minutes a week) were published by the American Heart Association in 2011. They are part of the AHA’s simple seven rules for maximal heart health:

  • Get active
  • Control cholesterol
  • Eat better
  • Manage blood pressure
  • Lose weight
  • Reduce blood sugar
  • Stop smoking

Read the full entry at physiquality.com!