Exercise Saves Lives |Here’s How! Movement Matters

By | October 31, 2013

Exercise Saves Lives and Daily Movement Really Does Matter!

One of the biggest missions I have in life is to show people how exercise saves lives! There are definitely many health benefits to consistent physical activity.

We as humans are meant to move, live an active life rather than what has become the norm, sitting, lying on the couch for most of the day.

Exercise Saves LivesMovement matters and there are definite health benefits for our brain, for our cardiovascular system, for keeping us young, to keep us strong in body and mind through the movement connection.

Health Benefits of Exercise

I found this article and want to share it here because the message is so vital to your overall well-being! I really like the article because it is so direct and to the point with the science to back it up. The title of the article is – Meta-Analysis: Exercise as Effective as Drugs at Treating Heart Disease, Strokes by Elizabeth Renter. (Source)

Now if you sit all day at work and then when you are at home sit/lay on the couch you might have to suspend your beliefs for a moment!  What if it is true that Exercise is as Effective as Drugs at Treating Heart Disease, Stroke?  And we know that heart disease is the #1 health issue in North America!

Here is the article –

Anyone can tell you that exercise is good for you—not only is it a key player in weight maintenance, but exercising also helps prevent chronic disease like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A recent study suggests that exercise could treat several conditions and is just as effective as drugs at preventing death caused by numerous diseases.

Published in BMJ, the analysis “Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes” looked at 16 applicable meta-analyses including 305 randomized controlled trials comparing exercise and drug efficacy. In all, 339,274 participants were involved in the massive study.

Researchers with Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, the London School of Economics, and Stanford University School of Medicine compared the effects of exercise versus prescription drugs on mortality in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, treatment of heart failure, rehabilitation of stroke, and diabetes prevention.

For two of the health conditions—secondary prevention of heart disease and prevention of diabetes—the researchers found no statistically detectable differences between exercise and drug interventions.

This means, according to their findings on the more than 300 trials, exercise and drugs had similarly positive outcomes.

One thing the study’s researchers didn’t touch on, however, is the side effects of these drugs. When you take those effects into consideration, including potential complications, exercise comes out ahead as a viable treatment with few risks.

The researchers say there is a “blind spot” in evidence relating mortality benefits and exercise. On the other side, there is a massive amount of research on drug treatments and mortality. This leaves the pool of evidence certainly lopsided.

According to the meta-analysis itself:

“Despite recent calls to encourage physical activity as a strategy to ward off the emerging burden of chronic conditions, including heart disease and diabetes, population level physical activity measures are discouraging. In the United Kingdom, only 14% of adults exercise regularly, with roughly one third of adults in England meeting recommended levels of physical activity.16 In contrast, utilisation rates of prescription drugs continue to rise sharply, increasing to an average of 17.7 prescriptions for every person in England in 2010, compared with 11.2 in 2000.”

This indicates a willingness of people to opt for medication in lieu of exercise, in part because of their ignorance to both the benefits of regular exercise and the risks of Big Pharma medications.

They conclude –

“In cases where drug options provide only modest benefit, patients deserve to understand the relative impact that physical activity might have on their condition.” 

(Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/exercise-effective-drugs-preventing-mortality/#ixzz2jJtCKqOZ

This is remarkable how many individuals are willing to opt in for medication rather than exercise when exercise saves lives!

Today we have shown you how exercise can save your life!  Now it is time for you to get up and get moving!  Movement really does matter!

3 Step Action Plan To Get Up and Get Moving Because Exercise Saves Lives!disease

  1. Determine the reasons why you are not fit. We like to call this finding you WHY! One of the best ways to get fitter is to determine the reasons why you are not up and moving right now. It could be that you are ignoring service size whenever you eat, you lack exercise, you love to watch television while eating, and more. Once you are able to do that, you can begin making up a plan that can help you achieve your fitness goals.
  2. Be determined in achieving your fitness goals. If you are not determined enough in achieving your goals of getting fit, then you may be wasting your time in it. Getting fit is something that is achieved only with hard work and determination. Thus, you should be willing to do all the necessary things, even if it means sacrificing certain things for it.
  3. Come up with ways to increase your physical activity that you will enjoy and commit to. Aside from going through certain workout routines, there are also other things that you can do in order to perform more physical activity. Some of which would be to get involved with gardening, fixing certain things at your place, and such. Coming up with these things would actually offer you more benefits than just physical fitness.

Bonus Tip – Set achievable goals

When you set your goals to get fit, make it as achievable as possible to gain all the benefits of physical activity. If you set goals that are too hard to achieve, then you may get discouraged when you are not able to attain them. Thus, start with something that you believe you can reach first so that you can start your diet program on the right path.

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We would appreciate hearing your thoughts on how exercise saves lives and what physical activity benefits you have experienced below?

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One of the biggest missions I have in life is to show people how exercise can save your life! Movement really does matter when it comes to our health.
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