Benefits Of Exercise
“Simply put, exercise is a good medicine--a healthy prescription that improves the mind and body.” (Phillips, 2011 p. 3). Exercise is a vital habit when leading a healthy lifestyle and in the prevention of some diseases. If more of society was able to incorporate regular exercise into their routines their would be a substantial increase in healthy individuals. This possibly could lead to a happier more productive environment.
Exercise can dramatically aide in the prevention of disease. “Exercise can be used as a vaccine to prevent disease and a medicine to treat it. If there were a drug with the same benefits as working out it would instantly be of standard care.” (Phillips, 2011 p. 1). There are several different diseases that can possibly be prevented; such as, high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be the cause of several health risks. This disease can cause significant damage to the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and eyes. Aerobic exercise can be used as treatment for a patient with high blood pressure.( Roberts, 2002).
Osteoporosis is another disease that exercise is known for preventing. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes the bones to become more fragile than a healthy individual. This is because of the decrease in bone mass. However, Exercise can be responsible for increased bone mass which can make bones stronger. (Roberts, 2002).
Type 2 Diabetes and Colon Cancer are also a few additional diseases prevented by exercise. Exercise can regulate blood sugar levels which is what is responsible for Type 2 Diabetes. The more active a person the greater chance for prevention.(Roberts, 2002). These
diseases are only a few in which is prevented by regular exercise. However ,there are numerous other diseases that can be both prevented and sometimes treated by regular exercise.
Prevention of these diseases can lead to a longer lifespan and an extremely more healthy lifestyle.
In addition to these various...