Boosting your physical activity can decrease your biological age by at least 8-10 years! In fact, fitness cuts your risk of dying. Exercise can negate many of the adverse effects from other risk factors; such as, smoking, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. The more frequent the exercise, the greater the benefit. Being physically fit can override chronic disease and is among the most important things an aging person can do to stay healthy. A physically active life may allow you to approach your true potential for longevity.
Physical activity can make a major difference in the risk of many age-related diseases including:
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Falls and balance
If you would like to cut back on doctors’ visits and stay away from the hospital you might want to try spending more time at the gym! A study reported in the December, 2004, issue of the journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise shows that physically fit men visit their doctors less often and when sick are less likely to need a hospital stay. Another study in March of 2004 suggests that regular exercise reduces your risk for coronary artery risk even better than an angioplasty.
Exercisers in the study had fewer heart attacks, strokes and hospitalizations.
The fact is that many find exercise difficult on the body or just plain boring. The key is finding the right fit for you and your lifestyle. After a complete evaluation, The Center for Anti-Aging and Metabolic Medicine can assist you in finding a exercise right for your lifestyle so we can help you on the road to longevity and disease prevention.
Contact US for an evaluation today!