How can exercise help you beat life threatening diseases

Jun 8, 2018

 by Tonya Mecum

Did you know that 92% of adolescents and 95% of adults in the US do NOT meet minimum guidelines for activity?  Studies suggest that physical activity reduces the risk of nearly three dozen harmful conditions and life-threatening diseases!  In fact, even in the 5th century, famous Greek phusician Hippocrates observed, “All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in labors to which eash is accustomed, become therey healthy and well developed and age slowly; but if they are unused and left idle, they become laible to disease, defective in growth, and age quickly (Kokkinos & Myers 2010).  Scientists have proven Hippocrates right time and time again for the last 1500 years.

Check out this list of health problems that exercise and regular physical activity can help prevent:

​1. Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness (V02Max)
2. Coronary Heart Disease
3. Endothelial Dysfunction
4. Peripheral Artery Disease
5. Hypertension
6. Stroke
7. Osteoporosis
8. Cognative Heart Failure
9. Osteoarthritis
10. Rheumatoid Arthritis
11. Anxiety
12. Cognitive Disfunction


​13. Depression
14. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
15. Diverticulitis
16. Constipation
17. Gallbladder Disease
18. Accelerated biological aging/premature death
19. Type 2 Diabetes – including insulin resistance and prediabetes
20. Metabolic Syndrome
21. Obesity
22. Colon Cancer
23. Breast Cancer
24. Endometrial Cancer




Maybe a list of consequences of Physical Inactivity would motivate you more?

1. Proneness to Visceral Obesity
2. Proneness to Type 2 Diabetes​
3. Proness to Metabolic Syndrome
4. Weaker Immune System
5. Lower Oxidative Capacity
6. Sarcopenia and loss of strength


7.​ Higher risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, Demential and Depression
8. Higher risk of Cancer (Breast, Endometrial, and Colon)
9. Loss of Coordination and Balance – equating to higher risk of fractures/falls
10. Decreased function of Joints, Ligaments and tendons
11. Elevated risk of Heart Disease – Stroke, Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease
12. Hypertension, elevated LDL (bad) Cholesterol and low HDL (good) Cholesterol 




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