Regular exercise keeps you healthy, especially as you age. It improves your balance, helps you lose weight, strengthens your muscles and bones, all while making you look and feel better.
But that’s not the whole story.
Regardless of your age and conditioning level (yes, that includes everyone from power walkers to ultra-marathoners), research shows that working out more often provides health benefits—especially in the disease prevention department.
Here are five of the health ailments that regular exercise helps to prevent, manage, and assist in recovery and rehabilitation.
Improved Heart Health
Guess what’s the best way to improve your heart health and strengthen your heart muscles?
It’s cardiovascular training, according to the American Heart Association.
First, regular exercise reduces blood pressure, or what’s known as chronic hypertension. This is the biggest risk factor for heart disease. Hypertension is...