Sitting is the New SmokingBy Carol Alt / Post / October 9, 2017
Nothing gives you a sense of accomplishment as exercise does, and it provides instant gratification as well. If you’ve had health issues and it’s hard to get out of bed, even just walking can be a huge boost.
Nothing is better than beating illness and looking good doing it!
On top of the instant gratification, the looking good, and the feeling better aspect, studies show that women who had breast cancer who exercise live longer than women who had breast cancer and don’t exercise.
Everyone now is talking about the benefit of exercise.
But why does exercise work?
Lots of reasons. Like:
In terms of maybe just battling cancer – those cells being anaerobic grow where there is no oxygen! Therefore blood that carries more oxygen can only be a good thing! 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, resistance training and/or stretching are recommended. Come on, even I can do that!
Exercise also has the ability to counteract negative effects such as fatigue, depression, osteoporosis and heart disease for everyone- including cancer patients. How it does this for cancer patients is because it produces anti-cancer hormones called endorphins, also called the happiness hormones! Aptly named, I think, as the help the body needs fight!
So what do endorphins do that they can combat disease? They have a drug like effect, even at very low levels:
So “Just Do It” -as Nike says!
Edited by Jake Layton